Dec 31 Care Mission

21 Days of Kindness

Many of us are nice, but is kindness a habit for you? We'll help you form and keep a kindness resolution so you can make a difference every day in the New Year.

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The Facts: Do you really need a resolution to be kind? You may be thinking, “I’m already nice and polite! It’s just the way I was raised.” Kindness is something many of us do, but are we kind all the time? Do we still show compassion and care when we’re in a hurry? When we’re under stress? When we’re late?

Practicing intentional kindness for three weeks – or 21 days – can help you make it a habit. While you can be kind to anyone, seniors sometimes have invisible challenges and could use an extra helping hand. Our “21 days of Kindness Care Mission” may help you form a habit of care or discover new ways to help seniors through intentional actions in the New year.

21 Days of Kindness

Carry out an act of care and kindness every day for 21 days. After that, see if you view the world differently and reflect on the impact you’ve made. Here’s a list of ideas to get you started.

  1. Hold a door open for someone – even if they are several paces behind you.

  2. Offer to take a grocery cart back for someone who might look overwhelmed.

  3. Say hi to a senior.

  4. Take freshly baked cookies to a neighbor.

  5. Write a letter to an older relative.

  6. Be patient. If someone is slow paying the store, take a deep breath, smile, and remember they may be struggling to maintain their independence.

  7. Help someone reach an item at the store that is too high or low for them.

  8. If a senior neighbor or relative isn’t comfortable driving in the dark or winter weather, offer to drive them to run errands.

  9. Listen to someone who might need a friend.

  10. Let a senior go in front of you in line at the store – even if you are in a hurry.

  11. Give someone a sincere compliment.

  12. Call a senior loved one to check in on them.

  13. Scrape a frosty car windshield for an older neighbor.

  14. Invite someone who lives alone over for dinner.

  15. Help someone with a chore that’s hard for them.

  16. Smile at someone who looks like they need a pick-me-up.

  17. Look around a senior’s house for safety concerns.

  18. Shovel a driveway or sidewalk for a senior neighbor.

  19. Bring over a new cozy blanket or bouquet of fresh flowers.

  20. Play a board game or cards with an older adult.

  21. Visit an older relative or neighbor.

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Community Comments

  1. Each day you know you have reached out and touched one person. At least one win every day.

    Rita
    17 Missions Completed
  2. Over the course of the last few weeks, I have visited an elderly widowed neighbor, as well as opening doors and have small talk, but today I went to another neighbor’s house that lost his longtime best friend companion dog, with tears in his eyes and choked with his words, all I can do was be there and listen as he reminisced. I’m not sure if I helped in any kind of way, but I was determined to have him smiling if not laughing by the time I left. I’ll be dropping in later in the week just to check on him and say hello, perhaps just occupy his mind.

    Katherine
    11 Missions Completed
  3. Hello. My name is Penny I already wrote a comment that was long but I don’t think it went through. I was a Home Companion for a 95 year old woman for 2 to 3 years and we became wonderful friends! We both looked forward to seeing each other and visiting. She was a very successful teacher and had many friends and received many cards that I taped on her walls and she loved them and they were very beautiful! I took music to her to listen to to try to brighten her day and she enjoyed it. It was a privilege and pleasure working for her. She passed away December 17th, 2018 Dash I shared music with her to lift her spirits and help her belief in God. I’m sure it was God that brought us together.! We blessed each other! I miss her very much and always will! I will have very fond memories I will cherish the rest of my life until we are reunited again! I also have pets at for over 3 years and received the top Pro Award for best pet sitter three years in a row with an average of five star reviews. I love all animals very much and go above and beyond making sure I am a blessing to them and love them and make them happy! I also Court reported over 35 years in five different states. My favorite job was working for Andre e barsotti, My Home Companion best friend!

    penny
    2 Missions Completed

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