52 Weeks of Care
Each week we’ll send you a care mission to take or share. For every care mission completed by July 31, 2019, $1 will be donated to Home Instead Senior Care Foundation’s GIVE65℠ program, an online giving platform exclusively dedicated to helping nonprofits create hope for seniors. Don't forget to click "I did this mission!" to make your care mission count. You can go back and complete older care missions, too. How many can you complete by July 31?
2018 Care Missions
21 Days of Kindness
Resolve to make caring and kindness a habit in the New Year.
Know the Signs
9 signs your senior loved one may need help.
3 Ways to Help Reduce Senior Loneliness
Let’s help a senior who may be facing the holidays alone.
Be a Santa to a Senior®
Give a gift, bring some cheer to a deserving senior.
Bake your Heart Out!
Cook up a sweet act of kindness.
Get ready to give, learn, and serve.
Take the Gratitude Challenge
Thank people, be kind to others.
Honor and Reflect
Both Veterans Day in the U.S. and Remembrance Day in Canada are this week.
Volunteer this Season
Learn three ways you can get involved in your community.
Give a Senior a Compliment
Giving a good compliment is an art. Learn the secrets to crafting a heartfelt one.
Challenge a Friend
Challenge a friend to take a care mission with you.
Prep for Winter
From raking leaves to winterizing a home, help a senior prep for winter.
Create Your Own Care Mission
Let us know how you helped a senior this week.
Spot an Online Scam
Learn why seniors may be vulnerable to online scams and what you can do to help.
Write a Letter
Sending an old-fashioned letter can help lift spirits and let someone know you’re thinking about them.
Share This Quote
This week’s care mission is simple but powerful: Share a quote. Inspire yourself. Empower others.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Keep Calm and Care On!
This week, let’s reflect on all the good we’ve done together. Then, keep on caring and sharing.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Help with Yardwork
How pitching in can help a senior keep up their curb appeal.
Game with a Senior
Put your noggin to use with this week’s mission.
Do Good. Feel Good. Inspire Others.
Share some inspiration this week.
Call a Senior
Completing this mission is an easy call to make.
Snack with a Senior
Nutrition is important! Share a healthy snack with a senior.
Double Your Care
Your mission: Enlist friends, family, and colleagues to also carry out care missions.
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.