Spread Holiday Cheer to Seniors This Year
With the holiday season in full swing, everyone is beginning to prepare presents, plan travels and gather with loved ones. During this time of year, many nursing home residents feel overlooked and lonely. This holiday you and your family can help ease feelings and lift their spirits with these small acts of kindness.
Ways You Can Help:
Bring food to share with an elder.
Read the newspaper to a group of residents.
Bring your kids dressed in their holiday finery to sing carols to the seniors and staff.
“Be a Santa to a Senior”
Over the past six years, 60,000 people have volunteered through the “Be a Santa to a Senior” program through Home Instead Senior Care to help distribute gifts to seniors.
In that time, 700,000 seniors have received over 1 million gifts.
Offer Simple Gifts:
A pair of gloves and socks.
A handmade holiday card.
A jigsaw puzzle.
Adopt an Elder
Use this holiday season to be a new friend to a senior and build a relationship that will last into the New Year – and beyond!
When spending time with seniors this holiday season, don’t forget to keep an eye out for any possible signs of elder abuse. If someone you know may be experiencing elder or nursing home abuse, contact a member of the law firm Garcia, Artigliere & Medby. Our elder abuse lawyers are national leaders in cases concerning elder care. Contact us at 1-800-281-8515 for a free case review.