Mar 11 Care Mission

Care It Forward

Discover 3 good deeds you can do today.

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Your Care Mission:

Have you experienced a random act of kindness? Maybe a stranger paid for your bill. Or someone left a small gift on your desk. Maybe it made you smile or remember the good in the world. It might have even inspired you to do your own act of kindness.

Kindness can be contagious, and this week, it’s your turn to “Care It Forward” and be the inspiration and bright light for a senior. Why seniors? While everyone can benefit from a kind gesture, seniors are at greater risk of experiencing things like limited mobility, chronic conditions, or feeling isolated. Even if you need some help yourself or are a senior, take the first step to share some care with someone else.

Here are three easy ways you can Care It Forward today:

  1. Buy coffee for a friend or stranger. Grabbing a cup of joe? Buy one for a senior friend or stranger near you in line.

  2. Ask a senior about their life, and truly listen.

  3. Give a heartfelt compliment. Genuine compliments are an art. Learn how to find just the right words this week.

How will you Care It Forward?

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Community Comments

  1. I had gone to get gas at my Krogers I shop at and as I was getting out a young lady from across the lot and yelled ma’am would you like to pull over here and my husband will fill your tank up. I offered to pay for it and she said no this is our good deed for the day. It blessed me in a way that I was able to go buy a few groceries I needed.

    Janet
    1 Mission Completed
  2. I can go shopping I can get her hair done I can have a manicure and pedicure I can help showering dressing meal preparation and I said sure

    Kamaldai Harkie
    3 Missions Completed
  3. Help my patient with shopping and meal preparation showering dressing doctor appointment in etc.

    Kamaldai Harkie
    3 Missions Completed
  4. I went to visit an elderly gentleman from my Church. He is widowed and has trouble walking, He has a walker.

    Christine Marcum
    21 Missions Completed
  5. Took my neighbors empty garbage can to his house.

    Christine Marcum
    21 Missions Completed
  6. Stopped at Tim Hortons for coffee and got a friend and his wife a box of donut holes for breakfast as a treat.

    Christine Marcum
    21 Missions Completed
  7. I was a care given for same client 15 years. Elderly people are my kind of people. To talk to a educated like a grandmother to me an look at people of Beautiful Marriage was wonderful.
    We played card she became my best friend .i Brought her to her Dr. Visit.
    Love her always

    Pamela
    4 Missions Completed
  8. I gave out information on Dementia tools to new acquaintances.

    Rita
    19 Missions Completed
  9. About weeks ago l was at Walmart ready to pay for things, in front of me was sensi

    Gladys
    2 Missions Completed
  10. About 2 weeks ago l was at Walmart ready to pay for things, in front of me was senior that have a lots of groceries l ask her if can help put them into the cart immediately she said yes, so l did that and followed her to car also put them in her car

    Gladys
    2 Missions Completed
  11. I try every where I am to make a smile happen, maybe I admire a plant or see a cute kid just walking with a person. I like all ages. They are all equally good

    Rita
    8 Missions Completed
  12. My boyfriends 90year old mother called me yesterday and she was feeling very lonesome and isolated at home. I asked her if she had eaten lunch and she said “no” so I told her to get ready and I will
    Pick her up and take her out to lunch. She was so happy I took time to show her someone cared about her. We went to Chinese restaurant and she had so much to share with me on what has been going on in her life. After lunch, I took her for a ride around her hometown and she was so amazed at the changes made with widening of the countryside, the new park and gym etc. Soon after we headed home to drop her off at her home and she wanted me to stay with her to visit longer. I told her I will pick you up another day of outing and she was fine with that…gonna make it a point to visit and check on her more often. At least call her daily to check on her. She is the sweetest lady and she starting to forget small things because of her age….and her grandson and his wife whom lives with her doesn’t check on her and ask her how is she feeling, did she take her meds, if she eats her meals, or even eats a meal with her in her house. They don’t ler her know they ate leaving the house or check on her when they return home…it’s sooo sad.

    Leandra
    2 Missions Completed
  13. I always take my client a snack, or her favorite foods. She loves Tomatoes and it makes her day when I bring her one or so.

    Brandy
    4 Missions Completed
  14. I visited a nursing home and the elderly face lit up like a Christmas Tree. She said her immediate family was out of town and was glad to have a visitor. I brought her and I a small container of ice cream and we laugh and enjoyed each company.

    Carolyn
    5 Missions Completed
  15. I visited a nursing home and the elderly face lit up like a Christmas Tree.

    Carolyn
    5 Missions Completed
  16. My neighbor was sick and I did not know until I saw her daughter. I bought her a Get Well card and left it in her door. I enjoy Ready to Care Forward.

    Carolyn
    5 Missions Completed
  17. I ha e completed some as I live in a building for people 55 and older. So many opportunities to help out

    Deborah
    4 Missions Completed

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