Check In with a Senior

As we continue to navigate these uncertain times, we want to come together as a community of care. Now more than ever, seniors are impacted by isolation and feelings of loneliness. But you can help.
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As the world takes measures to stop the spread of the coronavirus pandemic, we know that keeping our seniors safe is a top priority. But the distance can leave them isolated and feeling lonely. Some may even be confused or worried with all that is going on, especially if they cannot receive regular visitors. But social distancing does not have to mean disconnecting. Let’s stay connected from a safe distance.

This week your care mission is to check in with a senior by sending a text, making a call or writing. Simply ask, “How are you doing?” or maybe “How can I help you right now?”

Did you check in with a senior friend or loved one this week? Tell us about it.

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Dee
1 Kind Act Completed

Yes, i just did! lol offered everything i can do for them, their ok for now but gonna mail them a cheerful card i made for them in hopes it Blesses their Day!

Linda
7 Kind Acts Completed

Called and checked on a couple of my senior neighbors to see if they needed anything and if they were okay.

Trudy
1 Kind Act Completed

I checked in with two seniors who are doing well — staying in and staying safe — they are to call me if they are in need of anything or just want to talk.

Mary
3 Kind Acts Completed

I called a senior couple on 3/21/20 and I also went grocery shopping for them on 3/19/20

Raquel
0 Kind Acts Completed

Hi I hope all is doing well. I know this a hard time for everyone especially our elderly people I’m here for everyone. Don’t be afraid to reach out to me I’m here for you. And remember God gonna make everything better just believe and we will make it😍

Ruth
7 Kind Acts Completed

No because of the virus I can’t ,I am on self quarantine

Henrietta
0 Kind Acts Completed

I would like to know what this is all about. So far, so good. I’m doing ok I have a friend taking care of me.

Marilyn
0 Kind Acts Completed

Hello!
Yes I have. I walked to a neighbors house. She is a senior citizen; I’d estimate about 78 years old. Rang her doorbell and let her know that if she needs any help I can help her. She invited me in but I declined because is COVID-19.
She was very understanding.
I asked her to call me if she needed help. I wish I knew more older folk in my neighborhood. I’d reach out to them.

TANYA
0 Kind Acts Completed

I’m checking on seniors for my job. I’m also a church leader and I’m checking on our senior members, as well as my own family members that are seniors.

Lili
5 Kind Acts Completed

We have a local phone app called next door. I put up an offer to help out with running an errand or getting to the store if anyone was too afraid or unable to leave their house. A 79 yo called and needed a prescription and groceries. She now calls me every day to chat.

Michele ( Mickie ) Hodder
6 Kind Acts Completed

Been helping out still 86 yr old neighbor. Got more carry outs n groceries call her. Check up on her like my kids do ( I’m 72 young ha)
Im self isolated so at least feel good can do that ( hubby shopping ) until I can go out again. Now our state might be closed down tday pray not but heard it. Mi gov briefing now
Bless everyone 🙏🏻 Stay safe n healthy ❤️

Deb
3 Kind Acts Completed

I check on the older couple down the alley from me. I am a older person too. Lol.

Barbara
2 Kind Acts Completed

Texted, mailed a card, offered help on Nextdoor

Janice Barclay
4 Kind Acts Completed

I have Move my 91-year-old mother in law in the house with us. She is a challenge on a daily basis. She suffers with sometimes. My challenge is mind opening. I make sure no matter what, she gets a smile daily. Regardless

Barbara
2 Kind Acts Completed

Yes!
Texted. Mailed note and posted help available on Nextdoor.

Sharye
4 Kind Acts Completed

I live and manage a Senior Living Village. I called each of my 21 neighbors/friends and see if they needed anything. Other neighbors helping me help those in need. Coordinated effort

Rosa
2 Kind Acts Completed

I have been sure to call a senior each day.

Wendy
8 Kind Acts Completed

Visited via FaceTime with 3 seniors and wrote postcards to a senior center to pass along
I could see the joy and happiness in the FaceTime calls

Angela
1 Kind Act Completed

I stopped by an elderly neighbor’s house to see if she and her husband needed anything since I was going out to the stores and there have been long lines here.

Michael Flowers
0 Kind Acts Completed

I’ll be praying for everyone

Joyce
16 Kind Acts Completed

Called a Senior this morning for short visit.

Teresa
2 Kind Acts Completed

Mr Rudus is 83 and a bit scared with the virus limiting his ability to go out. I check in on him every couple days to chat and see if he needs me to bring him anything. He told me it was nice to have a friens like me.❤

Joyce
16 Kind Acts Completed

Sent several cards to seniors just to say “thinking of you” & “I love you”.
Hopefully a card will brighten their day.

Carol
3 Kind Acts Completed

Checked in with 1 senior this morning to be sure she was ok and to reassure her during this troubling time. Checked in with another senior to see what she needs from grocery store.

Susan
2 Kind Acts Completed

Yes, checked on my neighbor regularly and offered to pick up anything she needed from any of the stores. I also share meals I make but that is on a regular basis.

Helen
9 Kind Acts Completed

Yes I did I took her some food.

Vaneta hylton
0 Kind Acts Completed

Yes I do visit the elderly do what I can ask if they want any t else vaneta

Brenda
2 Kind Acts Completed

80 yr old couple next door have plenty to do to keep themselves busy. I text them often if they need anything!

Sarah
2 Kind Acts Completed

I called two seniors on 3/22. Both of them live alone so weekly contact is important. I also forward inspirational messages that are well received by those who use social media.

Mary
2 Kind Acts Completed

I talked to our neighbor across the street while on our sidewalks to see how she is. She is recently widowed this last Dec. She is doing well overall thankfully as she does have family visits. I also am checking on a couple in our neighborhood via texts to see what they need.

Robin Carter
1 Kind Act Completed

New Senior Apt I have filled everywhere They said I dont have enough income . Im in need of my own resident

Helen
0 Kind Acts Completed

I’m new here! Any ideas on how to know seniors or get their phone so I can help?

Menha
0 Kind Acts Completed

Hello,
I would love to help any senior in need. I am praying God to protect each and every one of them. We believe in a mighty and POWERFUL God. He is able to do more than what we might think or ask. I am praying for safety and protection
Remain blessed in Jesus mighty name. Amen

Nita Fitzpatrick
1 Kind Act Completed

I called a senior friend in Bayside Queens and offered not to hesitate to ask me and my husband if she needs anything. She said she will definitely count on us.

Lorie
2 Kind Acts Completed

I have checked in with several seniors.

Shari
3 Kind Acts Completed

YES, I HAVE, SEVERAL. I HAVE CONTACTED SEVERAL OF MY ELDERLY NEIGHBORS, AND I WILL CONTINUE TO DO SO.

Kimberly
1 Kind Act Completed

Yes, I’m caring for a senior so his senior siblings will be able to quarantine themselves. 🙏🏽

Ricklynn
1 Kind Act Completed

I’m a senior

Charlotte
6 Kind Acts Completed

Yes my moms in the nursing home and we aren’t allowed to visit but we had a phone chat for a half hour this morning ❤️

Larie
9 Kind Acts Completed

Have called several people checking in

Diana
2 Kind Acts Completed

I checked in with myself and my house mate. We are both seniors.

Barbara
1 Kind Act Completed

Called my mom and several friends on Sunday. Plan to call them regularly.

Ken
7 Kind Acts Completed

Yes several. We are in touch on Zoom and our church Internet!

Marlo
2 Kind Acts Completed

Called and spoke with a neighbor who moved west and sent a text to two other seniors! They are staying healthy and doing well.

Jacqueline Houston
2 Kind Acts Completed

Yes! Several of my senior neighbors.

Offering to run errands, shop, clean house, sit for pets.

Nancy Cooksey
54 Kind Acts Completed

Thankful for good health and trying to stay mentally together! Why when we know we can’t be out socializing, we really want to?! A senior friend and I got together at her home for her birthday and a glass of wine last week! We only go to the grocery store when needed and really miss attending church services but online has to do for now! My birthday is 6 days away and sad I won’t be able to celebrate with family as every year we celebrate all the March birthdays together, that’s 5 of us and our families! All I want right now is for them and us to stay healthy and if distance is the answer that’s what we shall do! Please everyone, take care of yourselves and pray for this to be over soon! WASH YOUR HANDS!!!!

Julie
46 Kind Acts Completed

I called 4 of my senior friends to see how they were all doing and I asked them if they needed me to do anything for them, now or in the future? I also assured them that as soon as this ordeal was over that I would come over and visit with them, and that made them all very happy! I think the world of my senior friends and I really am saddened by all that has transpired in our country and the world for that matter! I just hope that there is a rainbow at the end of all this suffering for all of us, as we are all connected and this type of thing we are experiencing now is Biblical and unprecedented! Be safe and know what time we are in people!! May God bless you all! ❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏❤️

Sylvia
2 Kind Acts Completed

I made some homemade chicken noodle soup and bread. Called the lady across the street who is 82 and a widow, told her I would leave a meal at her front door.
She loved it!

Dorothy Anderson
1 Kind Act Completed

I call my elderly neighbors to see if they need anythimg or have to go to dr.appt
And if they are ok i check on them offen and I pray for them daily

Dorothy Anderson
1 Kind Act Completed

I call my elderly neighbors to see if they need anythimg or have to go to dr.appt
And if they are ok i check on them offen and I pray for them daily
Dorothy

Diane
0 Kind Acts Completed

Count me in!

Brenda
17 Kind Acts Completed

Just make sure that the client is washing their hands as well as we do. That way they know we are protecting not just us but them too so they ferl more safe.

Brenda
17 Kind Acts Completed

I spent a whole day with a couple and we had some good talks and lots of stories. They were having such a good time we hated to end the day. It made it go fast for them because time just flew by.

Terrie Freeman
2 Kind Acts Completed

I purchased toiletries and sent to them due to a shortage in their area.

Kim
2 Kind Acts Completed

Called 3 seniors by phone today

BURNICE
7 Kind Acts Completed

Thanks for the encouragement,I will continue to do all I can for our Senior,thanks again ,for all your secession.in theses uncertain time let us continue to trust in the lord,&love one another.all thanks&stay safe.PRAYER🙏👏💞

Penny
3 Kind Acts Completed

I went and got buns for a lady who could not get out and get some.

Henrietta
0 Kind Acts Completed

I worked 37yrs consecutive. And this is what it get. I went to school ( hated ) it but had to help my mother raise 9 children. Lost childhood at 10yrs old. Come from an interracial marriage. That in it self was a “B” now after 50yrs of get a job with a union or some kind of 401k now I have Bill’s up the booza.

Tu
0 Kind Acts Completed

thanks

Mary Jo
1 Kind Act Completed

I made up a gift bag with EmergenC,pretty hand soap&chapstick,a photo I took of a mama bird and her babies in a nest,sprayer magnet and bottle of bubbles! She was very grateful for remembering her.

Patty
0 Kind Acts Completed

I went to a nursing home and I ask the nurse on duty which resident hardly ever gets any visitors and she showed me the room. I went outside and waved to her, then I left a nice card with the nurse that works there and I ask her if she would please give it to the lady that I waved at. I ask her if,she needed anything at all to let me know and I would get it for her. I also left a pretty card that was blank so she could send it to her family!

Tina
1 Kind Act Completed

Checked on Senior each day by phone. See if they have what they need so they do not have to go out. Offer any assistance.

Dawn
7 Kind Acts Completed

I have checked in with 3 seniors this week. I have shopped for 2 seniors.

Gloria
126 Kind Acts Completed

I helped a 68 year old senior shopping and helped in her house. She can not walk good and I help her about twice a week .

Gloria
126 Kind Acts Completed

I helped a 68 year old senior around the house and took her grocery shopping. I even brought her some birdseed for her birds.

Helen
9 Kind Acts Completed

I visited a special lady and took her a Birthday cake and a large planter with flowers for her 93rd Birthday!

Stephanie
8 Kind Acts Completed

I work part time at a,supermarket as a,shopper. We help many seniors who shop online and we deliver to their home. Instacart.

BJ
11 Kind Acts Completed

Continuing to check on seniors. Many are NOT able to access church service via online service. Using their land line and 2 smart phones, we (5 + 1) were able listen church service together. Many of the seniors did not know each other – in different states, but new friendships were formed from this one activity.

Michele
9 Kind Acts Completed

I have five seniors that I interact with on a daily

Treva
0 Kind Acts Completed

Just made cards and sent cards to all the single ladies in our church and some that weren’t in our church

Colleen
1 Kind Act Completed

I went around to local libraries to ask them if they would donate a few, for a wonderful senior, who puts them out on her lawn, for the homeless. God bless her!!

Brenda
17 Kind Acts Completed

I have a few seniors i check on every day. They like that it gives us time to talk or do a few things for them. I make sure that their meals are ready for them so they dont have to worry. I thank them for letting me come check on them. They are so happy that they get visits every day because they look forward to it. I kerp reminding them to make sure they wash their hands offten and they like that reminder.

Alma
5 Kind Acts Completed

Live between two widows and one of the is in her 80s
And the other younger then I I’ll be 60 in a few days and I try to take the older one out but now I can’t so I’ll call to check on her and the other, Well my husband cut both there yards For free and this is some of the ways we give back to our community because God has been good to us! But if you text me a list of numbers I’ll call and check on them!
Thank you 🙏

So now with this virus we still can be a blessing!

Huda
3 Kind Acts Completed

Hi everyone, hopefully everybody staying healthy and safe, looking forward to help

Huda
3 Kind Acts Completed

Yes, I called my friend, and checked on him.he is doing very well. Looking forward to all this to finish hopefully soon.

Nora
6 Kind Acts Completed

I check my employer in Israel it seems that she is boring because of the lockdown but i always sending her an inspiring and cheerful messages and video.

Nora
6 Kind Acts Completed

Yes i just did. Sending her a some videos that it makes her laugh a message encourgement.

Gigi
2 Kind Acts Completed

Checked in with 10 Seniors. They were all glad to receive my call(via phone). All were doing well and that made my day!

Fred
4 Kind Acts Completed

Am having a terrible time to get into the system. What should I do?

Marsha
1 Kind Act Completed

Hello, have an awesome day my friend.

Carol
3 Kind Acts Completed

Checked in with 8 seniors while delivering Meals In Wheels. Then called 4 of them in a few days to see how they were doing. It is my blessing to be able to do this.