52 Weeks of Care

Get Inspired

Each week we’ll send you a care mission to take or share. Come back to record your completed missions, so we can count our collective impact. Then, share your advice and connect with others.

2018 Care Missions

Dec
31

21 Days of Kindness

Resolve to make caring and kindness a habit in the New Year.

Dec
24

Know the Signs

9 signs your senior loved one may need help.

Dec
17

3 Ways to Help Reduce Senior Loneliness

Let’s help a senior who may be facing the holidays alone.

Dec
10

Be a Santa to a Senior®

Give a gift, bring some cheer to a deserving senior.

Dec
3

Bake your Heart Out!

Cook up a sweet act of kindness.

Nov
26

Take Action!

Get ready to give, learn, and serve.

Nov
19

Take the Gratitude Challenge

Thank people, be kind to others.

Nov
12

Honor and Reflect

Both Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada are this week.

Nov
5

Volunteer this Season

Learn three ways you can get involved in your community.

Oct
29

Give a Senior a Compliment

Giving a good compliment is an art. Learn the secrets to crafting a heartfelt one.

Oct
22

Challenge a Friend

Challenge a friend to take a care mission with you.

Oct
15

Prep for Winter

From raking leaves to winterizing a home, help a senior prep for winter.

Oct
8

Create Your Own Care Mission

Let us know how you helped a senior this week.

Oct
1

Spot an Online Scam

Learn why seniors may be vulnerable to online scams and what you can do to help.

Sep
24

Write a Letter

Sending an old-fashioned letter can help lift spirits and let someone know you’re thinking about them.

Sep
17

Share This Quote

This week’s care mission is simple but powerful: Share a quote. Inspire yourself. Empower others.

Sep
10

Help a Senior at the Grocery Store

Reach up, carry a bag, open a door – all at the grocery store. When you’re shopping, complete your care mission by offering to give a senior an extra helping hand.

Sep
3

Learn about Alzheimer’s Symptoms

September is World Alzheimer’s Month. Learn about the symptoms of Alzheimer’s with an online slide show so we can all be better prepared to care for seniors in our community.

Aug
27

Share Your Garden Bounty

Gardens are overflowing this time of year. Share the fruits of your labor with your senior neighbors in a delicious and nutritious simple act of care.

Aug
20

Use Your Talents to Help Seniors

We’ve all got special gifts. This week, take this fun quiz, What’s Your Secret Superpower for Helping Seniors, to get insights into your talents, and then put them to good use by helping others.

Aug
13

Get Career Advice

Many people thrive in the workforce well into their golden years. Connect with a senior and ask them to share their experience and advice about the working world.

Aug
6

Keep Calm and Care On!

This week, let’s reflect on all the good we’ve done together. Then, keep on caring and sharing.

Jul
30

Help a Senior Stay Cool

Seniors are more likely to be affected by the summer heat. Take a few simple steps to help everyone be safer this summer, no matter how hot it gets.

Jul
23

Send a Postcard

Whether you’re taking a staycation or vacation this summer, drop a postcard in the mail to a senior loved one to show you care.

Jul
16

Dance with a Senior

This week, kick up your heels and ask a senior to dance with you. Plus, you just might learn a new move or two!

Jul
9

Donate to Help Seniors

On July 10–12, donate $10 to a project that helps seniors through GIVE65 or a favorite senior-focused non-profit of your choice.

Jul
2

Foster Independence

Both Canada and the U.S. celebrate their independence the first week of July. Many of us take our individual independence for granted, but some seniors may feel they are slowly losing theirs. This week, help a senior remain independent longer.

Jun
25

Find a Place to Volunteer

Summer is a great season to give back to a senior. Find a local organization where you can volunteer, share your talents, and make a difference.

Jun
18

Thank a Dad

In honor of Father’s Day this week, thank a senior dad or loved one that has served as a father-figure.

Jun
11

Help with Yardwork

How pitching in can help a senior keep up their curb appeal.

Jun
4

Game with a Senior

Put your noggin to use with this week’s mission.

May
28

Do Good. Feel Good. Inspire Others.

Share some inspiration this week.

May
21

Learn About Alzheimer’s

It’s Dementia Awareness Week. Take this quiz to see how much you really know about Alzheimer’s.

May
14

Call a Senior

Completing this mission is an easy call to make.

May
7

Snack with a Senior

Nutrition is important! Share a healthy snack with a senior.

Apr
30

Double Your Care

Your mission: Enlist friends, family, and colleagues to also carry out care missions.

Apr
23

Say “Hi” to a Senior

Small actions can make a big difference. Go out of your way to say “Hi” to a senior stranger this week.