Make a Kindness Resolution

A kinder year for seniors starts with you.
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Being kind is one of the easiest and most impactful things you can do for an older adult. And besides, doesn’t it feel great to put a smile on someone’s face? Start your 2021 off right by making a resolution to do random acts of kindness for seniors in your community.

Here are five simple ways you can show kindness:

  1. Smile and say hello to a stranger on the street.
  2. Open a door or offer a seat to someone.
  3. Call or text an older relative or friend who lives alone.
  4. Write a thoughtful note or letter and leave it in your neighbor’s mailbox.
  5. Bring someone cookies or other baked goods

What kind acts do you plan to do in the new year?

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Debbie
1 Kind Act Completed

Share baked cookies and candy with neighbors

Elsie Manning
2 Kind Acts Completed

I am a senior and I would like to know if you had or knew a contractor who works on older homes. Many of us need home repair work. Is there anyone who can assist us.

Lynn
1 Kind Act Completed

Helping the order friends

Kim
14 Kind Acts Completed

I keep in constant contact with an elderly honorary aunt who lives alone .She is like family to me so I treat her like she’s part of it . I also talk to my mom via video chat at her assisted living facility since they are still closed to visitors.

Susie Arispe
1 Kind Act Completed

I call a senior lady every other day.

Jennifer
2 Kind Acts Completed

We have a neighbor who is a retired teacher in her 80’s. A few days after the holiday my dog and I visited her, with my mask on, and delivered some fresh chicken and biscuits and Biscotti’s for her tea. She nearly wept ❤️

Shirley
5 Kind Acts Completed

Yes I believe I can take them shopping and out for a while sound very interesting I have done my mother that way and several other people certain days that they always want to go out

Shannon
6 Kind Acts Completed

Talking time for FaceTime making family connections to out of state families

Ronda
1 Kind Act Completed

I put pocket crosses into neighbors’ paper boxes when I go on a walk. Many of my neighbors are elderly, but I give them to everyone.

Jeanne
5 Kind Acts Completed

I plan to continue to check on my elderly neighbor friend as I’ve been doing. I take her to appointments and shop for her when she doesn’t want to or can’t go out. Hoping the pandemic ends soon so we can get back to our lunch outings that she really enjoys.

Diana
2 Kind Acts Completed

I check on.my neighbor with calls and messages, often. We also share our meals with one another. I believe this keeps both of us more active!

Leticia
2 Kind Acts Completed

I care for my 90 year old mother and see a strong woman and positive role model become fearful of the changes she is experiencing as she continues to age. My support and discussions about those fears have made a difference in keeping her encouraged and positive sbout her life and her future. The benefit for me is an overall feel good!

Anna
1 Kind Act Completed

😊😊😊I pray these three smiling faces makes some feel happy today. Blessings sent to all.

Angela
0 Kind Acts Completed

1- say hello Bettyclo, smile and give her a hug.
2- Ask if you can make her a cup of coffee, ask how has she been , if there is anything special she would like to share with you , etc.
3- Ask what she will like you to do for her, offer to do something special for her eg give her a ride to places of interest eg parks and shopping centers , etc.
4- Ask about her family, tell her about your family too.
5- make her to feel independent eg allowing her do some stuff by herself, in she want to.

Janet
2 Kind Acts Completed

Opened a door for somebody

Joyce
16 Kind Acts Completed

I enjoy writing & sending cards to elderly friends or ones I know in my church & community. Some enjoy texts but getting mail seems to be appreciated by recipients & their families. Having , cards, address labels, & stamps handy makes this project much easier. Setting a specific day on the calendar to do communication also is a good way to accomplish this. I find this enjoyable for myself as well as my friends. Blessings to all in the New Year of 2021.

Katherine
1 Kind Act Completed

Call and text my senior friend every day in California.

Loraine Harrell
0 Kind Acts Completed

I send out get well and thinking of you cards to Nursing Homes.

Arlene
3 Kind Acts Completed

Gave gifts to elderly friends and neighbors!

4 Kind Acts Completed

I’m planning on writing a note to my neighbor and a few friends who live alone. I had already smiled at a few of my neighbors and said hi

willie
2 Kind Acts Completed

I bought 3 seniors mighty sight magnify glasses for Christmas.

Carol
4 Kind Acts Completed

As an 84 year old healthy woman , I’m feel extra grateful that I can am able to continue honoring our always Good God by serving/ showing kindness to others! I love to surprise people I don’t know by admiring something about them, visiting weekly a friend, on chemo and a disabled by a stroke, sending “ Thinking if You” cards, inviting new and long-standing friends for a muffin and tea, having new couple or? over to share a meal and play games,etc!

Sandra
2 Kind Acts Completed

GIVE JOY!
GAVE Home MADE Cookies To
Nelghbors!
I m A Senior

Charlene
1 Kind Act Completed

I am taking my neighbor to the grocery store and the doctors today. I try to help her whenever she needs help.

RICK
6 Kind Acts Completed

Over the weekend, thank God, I went to help a long-time neighbor with something even before today’s text showed up suggesting things to do. God has helped me to try to keep in mind things to do ever since years ago in Boy Scouts I learned to Do A Good Turn Daily. America desperately needs many people doing right not doing wrong. I’m very thankful Ready To Care supports what is good and right. That IS how things ARE supposed to be.

Lynda
1 Kind Act Completed

I have provided care For an elderly resident who is just like my mom with comical sarcasm, and such soft hands and helps me with my knitting and and her interest of croqueting has sparked again. I’m happy to say she Is improving from communication and trusting each other.

Edna
2 Kind Acts Completed

I know elderly persons need to see happy and sweet faces, compassionate persons who help them to move a chair, to put their grocery bags in their cars, to open the doors for them, to go up on the stairs, etc
It’s easy to make somebody happy, with your smile, tenderness and honesty , specially when someone is disabled.

Kerry
3 Kind Acts Completed

I make it a point of smiling and saying hello to strangers especially when I’m out walking my dog.

Kathy
1 Kind Act Completed

Today I did 3 acts of kindness

Karen
3 Kind Acts Completed

There was an elderly gentlemen sitting on a bench when I was going to work one morning I Said hello how are you today and he said Oh, I am doing OK… I went inside and decided to give him some Christmas cookies, he was so happy! I told him I was making coffee and would he like some and he said I sure would! I asked him if he would like water also and he said yes, please. I brought him water, the coffee , more cookies and a bottle of water for later. He was so happy, it made me feel good. All before I opened up for the day of work. A little while later he was gone, but the look on his face was priceless!

Halah
0 Kind Acts Completed

I helped a senior coming out of a store carrying her grocery to her car. She was grateful and thanked me very nicely.

Pat
1 Kind Act Completed

Pay for some items in a store if I feel impressed to do so.

Susan
1 Kind Act Completed

I always smile , say hello , & text older adults and friends each day!❤️👍💐Susan Kern

Karen
3 Kind Acts Completed

I manage a salon, I always compliment older ladies and tell them they are beautiful!!! Some say they don’t believe it, and I tell them Just say thank-you and accept that you are!

Pat
1 Kind Act Completed

Pass my newspaper to a neighbor that don’t take the paper after I’m finished reading it .

Karen
3 Kind Acts Completed

There was an elderly man sitting in a wheelchair counting change in front of the grocery store and I thought maybe he was trying to get money together to buy some food so I gave him a $20 bill…he was so surprised!

Karol
13 Kind Acts Completed

I have held a door open for an elderly person.
I have said hello to an elderly person.
I have called an elderly person to check on her to see if she needed help with anything.

Karol
13 Kind Acts Completed

I have called an elderly person to see if they needed help with anything.
I have said hello to an elderly person.
I have held a door open for an elderly person.

Karen
3 Kind Acts Completed

I say hello and give a small compliment many times a day to lots of men and women, young and old! Everyone needs a kind word and some acknowledgement! My boss included, and she said You think everyone is beautiful! But they are…

Karen
3 Kind Acts Completed

I gave CBD oil and Chocolate to a woman who i know is in pain, she said both helped !

Cynthia Moody
1 Kind Act Completed

We havent been able to do anything no one is sending us any addresses or phone numbers.

Cynthia Moody
1 Kind Act Completed

We would like to make some cards

Ruth
0 Kind Acts Completed

I do volunteer in the hospital every ones a week almost 3years but because of pandemic we stop. My coordinator we can come back as soon is gonna be okay. My job there meal companion and water delivery in all units.

Gail
1 Kind Act Completed

Baked food

Auralee
1 Kind Act Completed

I spent four hours visiting a senior woman yesterday had dinner with her and gave her a very big hug before I left to go home.

Marie
2 Kind Acts Completed

I went visited my two senior friends and took their trash to be picked up at my house. The person that supposed to didn’t. It was starting to smell up the house.

Diane
1 Kind Act Completed

Smile open doors etc.
Bringing a late Christmas gift and birthday gift to an eldery friend In assisted living as soon as my vehicle is fixed!😁👍

Adele
1 Kind Act Completed

I am a senior

Adele
1 Kind Act Completed

I do kind acts for seniors by calling and praying

Adele
1 Kind Act Completed

Sent an e mail to sr relative in Canada

Kelly
2 Kind Acts Completed

Sent a card to my elderly friend in Arizona to say hello.

Sharon
2 Kind Acts Completed

Extensive texting to an older friend in room quarantine in a large assisted/independent living facility.

Afrose
0 Kind Acts Completed

I would like to send my resume.
Please send me an address to mail my resume

Evelyn Shaw
1 Kind Act Completed

I also carried gifts to seniors and sent cards—holiday, thinking if you, and birthday.

Carol
2 Kind Acts Completed

Two or more kind acts Put new books in my little free library. Added more dog treats as well. Greeted everyone I saw on my morning walk. Texted two friends. Talked to my daughter.

Tess
7 Kind Acts Completed

We brought Ickes herring to a friend. I can’t even stand the smell of these little guys, but the recipient loves them.

Lillian
2 Kind Acts Completed

Adopt-A-Senior Activities (Valentines For Seniors, Easter For Seniors, & Santa’s For Seniors) at my local Nursing Home

Bev
4 Kind Acts Completed

Shared soup, corn bread, cookies with senior neighbors, with distancing, of course. What fun to do a small gesture & keep up neighborhood morale.

Lillian
2 Kind Acts Completed

Helped at our Church Food Pantry for Seniors 1-2x week

William
1 Kind Act Completed

I sent a Christmas card to a senior who had lost her husband last year. I also call her periodically to check in on her. Real sweet lady. Just turned 80. Sent her a coffee cup that said “ I turned 80 during the pandemic “. She loved it. Her husband was a veteran.

Joyce
2 Kind Acts Completed

I send cards just to say hello to all my senior friends.

I sent groceries to my senior cousin who doesn’t live nearby.

Iva
1 Kind Act Completed

I distributed cookies during the holidays with neighbours

Deanna
5 Kind Acts Completed

I live in a senior complex & passed out popcorn(microwave)& wrote on each pk. POPPIN’ BY TO SAY “HI” & HAPPY NEW YEAR ! to each resident on my floor plus a few more.

Wanda
8 Kind Acts Completed

Opened door for someone. Smiled. Sent a get well card.praying for her MS.

Gigi
2 Kind Acts Completed

Called and also sent text messages to those who live alone as a means of checking on them and also provided (safely) transportation for a couple of persons (medical appointments and groceries).

Ellen
1 Kind Act Completed

I called and mailed a card to a senior. I check on my friend every day, she lives alone.

Marybeth
2 Kind Acts Completed

I have already help buy grocery help them but the grocery ad help the make dinner for her self ad smile to strange I did that store 😁 ad took her grocery to her house

Marybeth
2 Kind Acts Completed

I have already help buy grocery help them but the grocery ad help the make dinner for her self ad smile to strange I did that store 😁 help with bathing ad do laundry and cleaning up here place ad back some cookies to my neighbor ad call someone alone

Cindy
1 Kind Act Completed

Took coffee and plain donut to hospitalized senior in rehab.

Leslie
3 Kind Acts Completed

Made. Cookies. An.d. Cakes. To. Older. People. At. Christmas.

Cynthia
7 Kind Acts Completed

I was in the grocery store and saw this senior in line behind me and he had one items and I asked him if that’s the only items he had and he said yes. He responded that is so nice of you. I thank him fir his kind words.

He checked out and said to the cashier I want to pay for her grocery and he said you be kind to others it comes back to you. The witnesses was so impressed.

Sue
1 Kind Act Completed

Hi I do this on daily basis

Chris
0 Kind Acts Completed

Calling an elderly friend who is all alone during Covid

Cynthia
2 Kind Acts Completed

Because I am a senior and lonely I try to always be kind and considerate and talk to anyone I can. You can always find something nice to say like your shirt is so pretty or I like your hat. It’s harder now with Covid, everyone’s wearing masks, but a simple smile does wonders and may be the only one they see all day. My one downfall is that I’d like to send more notes to people. I know I’d love to get mail that’s not a bill and a card makes me happy so I think others would appreciate the same.

Diana
1 Kind Act Completed

I stopped by an elderly neighbor’s. She was feeling down- useless and very lonely she said. I couldn’t even give her a hug because of Covid. I suggested she consider doing some volunteer work from her home.

“Be My Eyes” is the service where blind or seeing impaired people can call thru video/phone to a sighted person who can answer questions, like asking them which tie they are holding is blue. Simple, but so valuable. She thinks she may want to do it!

Lynn
4 Kind Acts Completed

I’ll continue praying for others and doing whatever I can whenever I can. Thanks for the wonderful article

Cindy
6 Kind Acts Completed

I’ve been taking the time to stop for more than a “hello” with the seniors I see while out walking my dog. They always seem surprised but glad to chat about the dogs, the weather, the kids or cat that wander by, whatever new is happening on their street. Takes no time but almost always a warm exchange – and they catch me now first when they see me too 🙂

Irma
1 Kind Act Completed

I call and chevk ona couple in their late 80s I met at Bingo and have become family to me. they were very active volunteering and playing bingo and now they have nothing and i see depression setting in…I work all week but try and get them out on weekends…very sad

Fred
4 Kind Acts Completed

I HAD trying to get in touch with you,but is a little complicate to get in touch with you.

Jeannette
0 Kind Acts Completed

I reached out to my elder brother and sister for the holidays calling them both making sure they were good and had something to eat
I also visited my great niece that is mentally challenge at the adult home where she lives and took her out for Christmas Eve dinner and little shopping
Praise God for His Loving Grace and Mercy that dwell in me and I’m blessed to share with my family
All Glory be to God

Margaret
0 Kind Acts Completed

Talk to them! Engage them in conversation. They may look old and crabby it’s only because nobody ever talks to them I think their opinion is worth anything. You’d be amazed at how much you can learn from older people

Susan
1 Kind Act Completed

Smiling at people, offering help if I can, to take a senior to the store or doctor

Kathleen
0 Kind Acts Completed

Kathleen
1kind act!
I called 4 elderlies today to wish them new years blessing and to chat a little.
They were happy to hear from me, and long to see me one day.

Christine
0 Kind Acts Completed

Spent time playing board games and talking.

Christine
0 Kind Acts Completed

Wrote a pen pal letter.

Carolyn
0 Kind Acts Completed

1. On MONDAY’s, I pick up prepared meals from a church in the community and carry them to the incapacitated individuals.
2. I mail cards and deliver the church bulletin on SUNDAY as well as special events at church.

Julie
46 Kind Acts Completed

I always smile and say hello to every senior I walk by, and usually I tell them how nice they look too! That is something they might not hear all the time either… I also send cards to all my seniors in my life and I call them regularly to check on them too and see what’s new in their lives, and I always let them know how much I love them!
Thanks for these little tidbits on being mindful in our day to day living by showing others that we care in even the smallest ways can possibly be exactly what they were needing at that time in their lives… And since we are in the end times I’ve noticed that a lot of people’s hearts are waxing cold right now! It’s sad because only LOVE conquers all! God bless everyone who reads this and stay safe out there! Oh, and read your Bible as much as you can right now, and pray unceasingly for all you need in life! And also repent for your sins and turn away from all evil doings, as there’s not much time left before Jesus returns (the first one that says they are the Messiah will be the AntiChrist, Jesus Comes Back After the AntiChrist comes here first and rolls out the New World Order, and don’t take the vaccine, as it will change your dna to be satans creation as a transhuman and no longer Gods creation as a human being! 🙏❤️🌺😉

Karol
13 Kind Acts Completed

I helped an elderly person with directions to find a place in the area he was shopping.

Karol
13 Kind Acts Completed

I helped an elderly person with directions on a place he was looking fir in the area.

Karol
13 Kind Acts Completed

I sent an elderly a Christmas Card with a photo of my family and also a couple of Chocolate Candy that she likes to eat.

Lorraine
6 Kind Acts Completed

My neighbors, who are in their mid 80’s, are moving out of state. She got the flu, and was unable to continue packing. I went to their home and helped her husband and daughter pack. I also called to check on her.

Tammy
6 Kind Acts Completed

I plan on doing all these wonderful suggestions.

I text photos & videos of my 2 rambunctious kittens to my senior. It always makes her smile. 😺

Joann
7 Kind Acts Completed

Address and mail the elderly adults, who are in my circle ⭕notes and cards.

test
1 Kind Act Completed

Call everyday a senior! Hear their stories makes my heart go whoosh

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1 Kind Act Completed

I call a senior everyday, hearing their stories is so much fun!

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1 Kind Act Completed

test, no publish please

Marva
0 Kind Acts Completed

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Marva
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I recently move to Georgia,don’t drivef. Looking for a elderly person to give a few hours help no cost .did home care in my for 26 years ..live in Lithonia.god bless!!

Sue
31 Kind Acts Completed

We took our elderly neighbor to get her hair cut and then go grocery shopping. She really enjoyed getting out and seeing some friendly faces other than ours!

Suen Mei, Joanne
1 Kind Act Completed

I am living in the city San Francisco! I would love to help senior people !I don’t have a car!