Help a Senior Tidy the Outside of Their Home

We encourage you to help a senior clean their outdoor living space!
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It’s such a relief when you finally tackle that project that’s been on your list too long. These warm, summer months are calling for us to finally clear that backyard space or outdoor garden. So, grab your gardening tools and window cleaner, it’s time to make the house exterior as beautiful as what’s inside!

Give a senior friend a hand this week by finishing an outdoor project together. Here are 5 tips to keep in mind when refreshing an outdoor space:

  1. Keep them involved. Set aside tasks that they can help with. Accomplishing tasks feels good for everyone!
  2. Bring supplies. Bring your own tools so that you can tackle anything that comes your way!
  3. Set aside a day. Time flies when you’re having fun–or cleaning a lot! Make sure to give yourselves plenty of time to make a real impact.
  4. Start smart. Keep in mind things that your senior friend might struggle with the most and tackle those things first.
  5. Go the extra mile. Once their outdoor space is clean, offer to help them on future projects.

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Lan Archer
1 Kind Act Completed

Yes. I will ❤️💕😍🌺I love ❤️ to work with the garden . Just let me know 💕🌺🙏❤️😍🤲🎈🎉☕️🍰MAY GOD BLESS ALL OF IN HIS LOVE ❤️ 💕🌺💕❤️😍🤲🙏🎁🎂🎉🎈☕️

Pamela
0 Kind Acts Completed

I can help

Evelyn Arrue
1 Kind Act Completed

Let me know I would love to❤❤🌷🌺🌺🌺👏

Bunmi Victoria
1 Kind Act Completed

Yes, i will. Kindly let me know when and where on time. Thanks

Bunmi Victoria
1 Kind Act Completed

Yes, i will. Kindly let me know when and where on time.
Thanks
Bunmi Victoria

Sonia Rivas
0 Kind Acts Completed

I love help people and clean.

Jennifee
5 Kind Acts Completed

I helped an elderly neighbor By clipPing some bushes and rearrange some flowers and outdoor garden decorations and pick up the clippings around the front of their home For them one day. My friend and I volunteer tweeted to help and it only took about fourty five minutes and I felt great for helping an elderly neighbor and not accepting any payment even though she tried to offer it several times. It feels good when you help someone out of the kindness in your heart.

Jeannette
1 Kind Act Completed

Hey
I would love to help with some outside work
I can bring my three grandsons to help
Please keep me posted
Take care and be safe

Maria Juanita Estacio
1 Kind Act Completed

Let me know if anybody needs help I will volunteer once a week.
My number is 613 861 0461 GTA Toronto

Olivia
1 Kind Act Completed

I can help on my day off

Wilford
1 Kind Act Completed

YES iN JESUS’S NAME WE SHOW THEM LOVE

Francine Marcotte
0 Kind Acts Completed

Hi, I am willing to help but no one called me or got in touch with me

Barb
0 Kind Acts Completed

Yes I would love to help out

Anna
2 Kind Acts Completed

Yes I can I love to do yard .let me when you’re ready and we can get started. Anna

Anna
2 Kind Acts Completed

Yes I can help with yard . I love cleaning in the flower bed and yards. Anna cabrera.

Wendy
1 Kind Act Completed

I’m ready to help

Andy
0 Kind Acts Completed

Call me 661-546-2997 woild love to ckean.

Margaret
0 Kind Acts Completed

I am 68 yrs old!!

Florence
0 Kind Acts Completed

I would be happy to help the seniors you can call me at 514 965 0692

Houman
1 Kind Act Completed

Hello their everyone. My name is Houman and i have done lots of volunteer work through out my life. I would be happy to help that special person with this task. My email. [email protected].

Amy E.
0 Kind Acts Completed

How do I locate a senior that needs my help?

Barbara
0 Kind Acts Completed

What do I just go to any random house

kimberly
5 Kind Acts Completed

Do you have any suggestions on how to locate a senior to help?

Ken
7 Kind Acts Completed

Sorry not able

Mandana
0 Kind Acts Completed

I love working in garden

Heather
0 Kind Acts Completed

I have weekends available, just let me know how I can help ❤️

Eriberto
0 Kind Acts Completed

Free everyday
In Stroudsburg Pennsylvania

Wanda
10 Kind Acts Completed

Hello, where I live the weather is beautiful but slightly cool.Took my Walk today the Lord colors the leaves so beautiful . When I got home my dog was waiting at the door for her treats September1st she was groomed and had her rabie shot. I got my hair cut and styled on September 9th. God bless your week.

Njean
2 Kind Acts Completed

Does ready to care keep a list of seniors who need help?

Ellen
0 Kind Acts Completed

Would love to help out
In my area pls

Noelle
0 Kind Acts Completed

I would love to do this! But Most of my neighbors have a weekly lawn service.

Margarita
0 Kind Acts Completed

I would like to Help Seniors with Yard work and Cleaning up inside of their house as needed. I am very good cleaning inside as I had a house Cleaning Service once and I love yard and garden work. I will be happy to assist in helping.

Margarita
0 Kind Acts Completed

I would like to know who is going to give me the referral for helping out the seniors that need Yard Work or house cleaning done? I only see that this ask if I completed a mission, kind of confusing because I thought that this site would give us a list of people who need help? Please let me know you can email me [email protected] or text me at (980) 210-9695

Anita
0 Kind Acts Completed

Yes I will just let me know 💞💞💞👋🥰🥰🥰

Ramandeep kaur
0 Kind Acts Completed

Hi i have also experience and i want to help them . My day off sunday Thanks . i did hospital job in my home country and 2 years jobs in canada surrey . So its my profession and i want to work volunteer and help them

Carol
1 Kind Act Completed

Helped my mom do my dads legs. Has neuropathy and weeping edema. Its a daily job and takes a toll on her. We live an hr. Apart but I enjoy helping when I can. Usually go there a while weekend and do banking and 🛍. I want to enjoy every minute with them as much as I can. And love 💘 doing for them and others. Have a good day!

Laura
4 Kind Acts Completed

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Heidi
0 Kind Acts Completed

Absolutely, I would love to help out!

Marcia
29 Kind Acts Completed

I helped my neighbor rake up some grass and leaves on their front lawn. It was nice conversation with social distancing of course and masks. When I came to help she sat on her chair on her porch. It was nice helping out.

RICK
7 Kind Acts Completed

For a while now, on the invitation of the husband of a couple at a Tuesday morning Bible study I go to, I have been helping the husband 3 days a week with his outside yardwork. I have been very thankful for the opportunity to help. Although I had wanted to help for free he has insisted on paying a few dollars an hour. That does help my situation however I would really rather help for free like some other people I have helped for free at times. I think God wants me to be helpful just for the sake of helping people and not for money. When I was a Boy Scout we always would help others for free and for the sake of helping. I believe there is nothing wrong with receiving money if someone can afford it and insists, however I would rather just help. I am very thankful for this Ready To Care with good suggestions weekly. I am good at following directions and suggestions however I am not good at thinking up things. So Ready To Care really helps me to be helpful.

Tui
1 Kind Act Completed

May I please ask a question? I am under lockdown in Honolulu due to COVID-19. During this time of uncertainty I am doing things that I am in control of. For example: I participated in a virtual workshop on Dementia. May I substitute?

Becky
3 Kind Acts Completed

I help a friend with her garbage barrels each week. They are heavy so it’s easier for me to push them to the sidewalk.

Monika
0 Kind Acts Completed

Hello, I can help with housework inside and outside of their house.
My phone nr. 810-845-8199
Email address: [email protected]
Monika🌼🦋🍀🍁❤

Ferne
10 Kind Acts Completed

I helped my friend tidy her garden and get it ready for winter. I also brought fresh muffins for our coffee break.We had a great day.😘