The season of giving is fast approaching, and there is no better time to remember our elderly and disabled neighbors. Helping this community stay in their homes and communities can be greatly aided by the generosity of loved ones, friends and neighbors. Not to mention the simple act of kindness that can help make the holiday that much brighter.
Many local community organizations and Area Agencies on Aging offer seasonal programs for volunteers to help the elderly and disabled in the community. Some of these programs include:
- The Capital Area Agency on Aging in Richmond, Virginia is kicking of its 24th Annual Holiday Gift Basket Program for Older Adults
- The United Way’s 3rd Annual Winter Preparation Day to help seniors in Michigan
- Be a Santa to a Senior
- Meals on Wheels which delivers prepared meals to people in their homes – all year long.
In a recent blog post, Home Care Pulse, The Pulse of Private Duty Home Care, offers a number of ideas for helping seniors – and ways to make their holidays special this year.
Finding opportunities to help in your community this holiday season can help someone feel included and happy during the holidays – and it may even help them to stay in their homes a little longer.