Share a Virtual Experience

Many seniors are feeling disconnected these days. But, through the power of technology, we can creatively reconnect.
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It is estimated that 43% of seniors feel lonely on a regular basis, which can increase their risk of mortality. While limiting our visits can help keep our friends and family healthy, it’s also important to continue communicating with them to help them avoid social isolation. Video calls can be a great avenue for creating memorable moments even if we can’t meet in person.

Here are 7 experiences you can connect virtually:

  1. Read together
    Grab a good book and take turns reading chapters to each other and see where your imaginations take you.
  2. Tell a childhood story
    Surprise a loved one with a story they haven’t heard before.
  3. Teach a favorite recipe
    Show a friend or loved one how to make a recipe through video chat.
  4. Have a dance-off
    Show off some of your sweet dance moves and have a great laugh together.
  5. DIY together
    Show a senior how to fix something or do a craft together.
  6. Watch a show or movie together
    Find a great movie or show and click start at the same time.
  7. Make music
    Grab a drum (or a pot and spoon) and jam together.

These are just a few ideas. Can you think of other virtual experiences you could have?

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Laura
8 Kind Acts Completed

My prayer group prays daily for seniors and other who are confined, can’t get out, and others can’t get in to see them.

Sandra
1 Kind Act Completed

Senior friends I have love e talking about their past and love to reminence

Leonilda
1 Kind Act Completed

I called up an elderly person, even though I was feeling sick, and let them talk and vent for almost an hour. They were greatfull and said they will reciprocate the call next time. It opened a line of communication!

BERNADETTE
0 Kind Acts Completed

How do we find these elderly people to communicate with. I’m new to the area

Julie
44 Kind Acts Completed

I call my senior friends once a week to check in on them and I make playlists of music from their favorite genre or artists music for them and then I bring my JBL speaker with me when I visit them and play in the background some of their favorite music while I am there with them. If they love what I’ve played for them, I offer to burn a cd for them and leave it there with them to play in my absence. I even had one of my senior ladies get up and start dancing to their favorite songs and I danced with them!! It was so much fun and we laughed while we were dancing and still laugh about it to this very day… What great memories we make together! I love, love, love them all! ❤️🙏❤️

Nancy Cooksey
54 Kind Acts Completed

Taking my senior brother to a doctor appt this week! He always loves to talk about “the good old days”! Seems like when my friends and I are talking we end up discussing the “good old days”!

Carla Woodley
1 Kind Act Completed

We share in songs together.

Debbie Bayer
1 Kind Act Completed

Bring an elder senior to church & then to get something to eat afterward!

Rosy
0 Kind Acts Completed

How do I join a prayer group?

Toni
2 Kind Acts Completed

I pray for all my elderly friends that are homebound with no physical visitors allowed !

Alberta
2 Kind Acts Completed

70 years old and love the lord

Joelle
8 Kind Acts Completed

My Senior friend has been diagnosed with Prostate cancer. He has been isolating and I am worried for him. I reached out yesterday and he finally opened up when I asked him how he was feeling mentally. I just reassured him I was just a phone call away if he needs anything.

Joelle
8 Kind Acts Completed

My Senior friend has been diagnosed with Prostate cancer. He has been isolating and I am worried for him. I reached out yesterday and he finally opened up when I asked him how he was feeling mentally. I just reassured him I was just a phone call away if he needs anything.His name is George. Will you please pray for his peace and happiness? Thank you

Tara
2 Kind Acts Completed

Talk to at least one friend or family member a day.

Joanna
1 Kind Act Completed

I purpose went after a neighbor to say hello and chit chat. He is alone now. Lost his wife and son barely a year apart. He is always happy go lucky and such a pleasure to speak to when I see him.

Joanna
1 Kind Act Completed

I purpose went after a neighbor to say hello and chit chat. He is alone now. Lost his wife and son barely a year apart. He is always happy go lucky and such a pleasure to speak to when I see him.

Brenda
0 Kind Acts Completed

I have surprised to do single seniors in the complex across the street from me.I call them up to come down and pick up my care packs for them. I made Chili and corn muffins And took them a large serving along with a soft drink some fresh fruit and a large Brownie. I enclosed a note saying I miss them and gave them my phone number.

Debra
0 Kind Acts Completed

At the dog park talked to Ms. B. an her 3 dogs
I have a giant breed dog an we talk about her dogs an how happy they make her.
Then we spoke about my dog with lots of laughter at khis goofy tricks.
Now we speak everytime we se each other

Carine
0 Kind Acts Completed

I wa able to be if help to two seniors today.

Naomi
3 Kind Acts Completed

I love making residents at my work laugh with my silly jokes, the residents at my job say they love me around because I always have something funny to say. And Residents also say I’m the sunshine 🌞 of there day.

Karen
1 Kind Act Completed

I would love to do this

Marcia
14 Kind Acts Completed

I called a senior and shared stories with them. It made both of our days. We laughed so much and shared a lot.

Michele
9 Kind Acts Completed

As a photo enthusiast I will takes walks and take small videos of nature and birds chirping and then send them to my mom an dad and aunt every week 😊