Jan 21 Care Mission

A Day of Service

Martin Luther King, Jr. said, "Everybody can be great…because anybody can serve." Today's your day to be great.

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The Facts: Taking place each year on the third Monday in January, the MLK Day of Service is the only federal holiday observed as a national day of service – a “day on, not a day off.”

Aging seniors are more at risk for certain things like isolation, limited mobility, and chronic conditions. Even if you are a senior yourself, you can help others who may be in need. During this day of service, here are ways you can give back by helping older adults in your community.

  1. Volunteer at your local senior center. Senior centers serve within communities and help seniors stay active and independent longer. According to the National Council on Aging, compared with their peers, senior center participants have higher levels of health, social interaction, and life satisfaction. Almost 10,000 senior centers serve more than 1 million older adults every day.

  2. Work at your local food bank. According to Feeding America, Seniors face many unique medical and mobility challenges that put them at a greater risk of hunger. Some are forced to make the tough choice between buying food and medicine, and others struggle to prepare foods as they once did. By contributing to your local food bank, you are also helping seniors in your community meet their nutritional needs.

  3. Help a senior in your neighborhood. Shovel a driveway, drive a senior to a pharmacy, stop by for a visit, or bring dinner. You don’t have to volunteer through an official program to serve others.

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  1. Thanks I’ll see what can I do.

    Ana
    1 Mission Completed
  2. We had an event in our church today with all kinds of community things to do, and I gave my email to an organization that mentors young people

    June
    2 Missions Completed
  3. Unfortunately, the weather snow storm and frigid temps has EVERYTHING closed down…..even our no cost annual MLK Community dinner!!!!

    LeValia
    1 Mission Completed
  4. With the weather being so cold this morning, I stopped by my neighbor’s house to let her chickens out and throw out some chicken scratch. I then went on to her house to let her know that I had done it so she wouldn’t have to get out in the cold, she asked if I would put a heavier quilt on her bed for extra warmth, that way she wouldn’t have to get up in the middle of the night to adjust the temperature. Of course I stayed just a little bit longer to have a small chat before work. This particular individual is always a pleasure to see! 82 years old and still so full of life …just a little slow these days 🙂

    Katherine
    14 Missions Completed
  5. Shared my caregiving experience on line.

    Rita
    19 Missions Completed
  6. Had a nice visit today with senior friends who moved out of state a few years ago! Lovely visit and shared a hug and “love you” before saying goodbye for who knows how long! Warmed our hearts! ♥️

    Nancy Cooksey
    34 Missions Completed
  7. I volunteer to help veterans as a personal assistant. That is helping when and with what they need help. I have told the Seinors at TCWills Center to call me if anyone needs help. I do this to give thanks for my freedom because they risk their lives so we, the American people can have freedom. Not just on MLK day, but everyday. Thank God for our vets.

    Valentina Harrell
    2 Missions Completed
  8. I drove my friend, Ms Daisy to all of my children’s events( her first parade, her first football game)… I took Ms. Mary to Applebee’s and shared a Meal..she has a “fixed” budget and doesn’t or can’t splurge on”meals outside the house”…I made soup for lunch for a kind , Christian man, Gaines..a d ordered $10 each worth of Avon for two senior friends of mine.( She hadn’t seen an Avon book in over five years…
    I delight and am rewarded with a ‘good feeling” in my soul when I share my time, skills, and sometimes, $, with my “seasoned, mature” friends.

    Barbara
    1 Mission Completed
  9. I am a Caregiver thru IHSS or Private pay, seeking a client in need of a reliable warm caring Caregiver. My name is: Tammie Zurface and I live in Yuciapa CA. My phone number is: (909) 583- 7391

    Tammie
    3 Missions Completed
  10. Took home made chicken soup to a neighbouring just home from the hospital.

    Fay
    2 Missions Completed
  11. I recently learned of a senior living all by herself. So I decided to stop by with a plate of cookies and a hot pot of tea. She was the most interesting woman I have ever met. What I initially was going to just stop by for a quick visit turned into five and a half hours which I will never regret. I now visit her on a regular basis as she has no one in the area. I learned so much from her I appreciate her stories. We really can learn from our seniors if we just take the time to listen.

    Peggy
    27 Missions Completed
  12. Every other month a group of us provide finger foods for a group of seniors that meet to hear guest speaks address relevant issues ranging from mental health to local political representatives.

    Merry
    12 Missions Completed

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