Help a Senior Get into the Holiday Spirit

The holidays are here! Lend a helping hand to a senior hoping to add a little holiday cheer to their home.
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Which decoration made it feel like the holidays for you? Is it the beautiful, grand Christmas tree? Lighting the menorah? Maybe it’s the twinkling lights around your neighborhood? Whatever it may be, we know that bringing holiday cheer can take a lot of work. That’s why we’re asking you to lend a helping hand to an older loved one or friend by helping them decorate their own home for the holidays.

The holiday spirit can take many forms, here are some ways you can bring it to a senior:

  1. Cookie decorating kit. Bring them the joy of baking without the mess by delivering holiday-themed icing, sprinkles and cookies they can decorate on their own.
  2. Make them a one-of-a-kind holiday music playlist. Share your favorite music by creating a CD or share through your favorite music streaming site.
  3. Do the heavy lifting. Help with decorating tasks that are physically demanding, like putting up the tree or hanging outdoor lights.

 

Let us know how you help ring in the holidays for your aging loved ones! 

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Judy
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I enjoy helping people

Judy
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I enjoy helping people and seniors when they need it

Judy
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I love to help seniors

Denise
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Visited 3 seniors and delivered poinsettias to them. I visited each for over 3 hours. We talked and ate. I had a great time. It was a blessing to me and they expressed that they really enjoyed my visit and loved the plants. This was a great idea😊I hope everyone does it.

Rilee
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I decorated at a seniors residence today

Rilee
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I visited seniors today in a long term care home

Shirley
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This is Miss Shirley Henderson I am so sorry that I am not going to be able to meet my obligations with the seniors it hurts me very dearly but I am sick and I cannot go out to the things I wish to do may God continue to bless them and have a job for Holiday Miss Shirley Henderson

Sarah
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I love helping and spending time with seniors!!

Shirley
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Merry Christmas and have a joyful blessed one I’m not doing a message Shirley Henderson may God continue to bless you ho ho ho Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Cindy
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I visited this senior couple that I know .I did their laundry and made them breakfast,lunch and dinner .I felt good knowing they had some happy tummies

Joelle
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I suprized my friend and brought him a steak from Roadhouse with sweet potatoes😊 He loves steak.
I was able to buy him a new recliner for Christmas. I am so blessed to know him and have him be a part of our lives! I hope he always knows how much he is loved! Merry Christmas everyone! We all have something to be thankful for!

Sue
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I plan to bake and decorate cookies this year.

Victoria
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Every morning I play music and sometimes play holiday music and we would sing and dance

Joy
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Thanks Denise,
I really like the poinsettia idea. That’s a great idea for this Covid distancing time.
I’ll call and drop one on the porch.
Thanks very much.
Merry Christmas

BERNADETTE
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I really don’t have elderly neighbors in my area. What is the alternative

Marybeth
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Yes I takend care people he ok o as put up tree ad l I ghts ad but they back cookies

Katelyn
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i helped decorate some in the nursing hoe, and donated christmas stuff to the seniors for christmas.

Michelle
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I currently work in homecare. This holiday season has left some more lonely than prior years due to the isolation of Covid-19 precautions. Here is what I have been doing since the day after Thanksgiving: assisting in setting up holiday decorations, playing holiday music, watching holiday movies together, baking cookies, bringing each senior a gift such as a small ornament or favorite holiday candy. I try to keep in mind a favorite candy or treat they enjoyed as a child, they haven’t had in years. (Diets permitting of course) One senior I streamed music of her family’s heritage. She enjoyed hearing the holiday songs in her family’s language.

Michelle
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I bought a “Countdown ‘Til…”
Visual Calendar in the dollar holiday section of a well-known store. I use this in memory care…Currently, it’s a Countdown ‘Til Christmas.

Charlene
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Helped clean their apts

Linda
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I mailed Christmas cards to several seniors in our community. I even received one, from a senior, after he received my card.

Diana
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I need something with substance in my life

Brigit
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I wish I could been limited with covid

Ellen
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I made some gifts bags

Brigid
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Hello! Happy Holidays! Hang in there, we are all together in these days. Much love.
Brigid❤