Aug 5 Care Mission

Do Something Kind for a Senior – Secretly

This challenge is an easy one! Spread a little kindness, starting with a senior.

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A little kindness goes a long way and this Care Mission is all about paying it forward. Whether you spend a few extra dollars or none at all, do something nice for a senior – anonymously! Here are a few ideas:

  1. Take their newspaper to their doorstep.
  2. Pay for a senior’s meal.
  3. Mow their lawn.
  4. Send a card in the mail to make their day brighter.

Need more inspiration? Our list of Care Missions offers some extra sweet ideas!

Happy caring!

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Community Comments

  1. Today I reached and prayed for a Senior Citizen at Duke Hospital. God blessed him with a Liver Transplant June 20, 2019. An almost perfect transplant. He’s now dealing with low white cell count, praying with him for a turnaround this week. God is Able and Willing!

    Clay C. Rich
    1 Mission Completed
  2. I took my client blueberry picking

    Charlotte
    5 Missions Completed
  3. My Gardener, who’s in his 70’s, got his leaf blower & hedge trimmer stolen! I posted it on Instagram & a dear friend who’s an arborist, donated the equipment to him!!!

    Haydee
    3 Missions Completed
  4. Went a cut up a fallen tree limb for a friends grandmother

    Phil
    1 Mission Completed
  5. So I just joined and I have made it a point to smile and ask how their day has been and then to say have a nice day/afternoon/evening. To acknowledge each person as a person and to have eye to eye contact is so important in today’s times.

    Suzanne
    1 Mission Completed
  6. I am a caregiver for 10 yrs an I love people and do my job good

    Katherine
    0 Missions Completed
  7. Send my mom who is in AL a hello ca4d with butterflys

    Stacey
    11 Missions Completed
  8. I live in a 55+ community. There are lots of opportunities each day! I’m always open to opportunities as they present themselves, and I make a point to greet, smile and speak with people I meet.

    Karie
    5 Missions Completed
  9. I provided a playing card holder to a senior who doesn’t have the ability to hold them in her hands and play cards.

    Ann
    2 Missions Completed
  10. I provided a handmade cloth bag for a senior in a wheelchair. It has straps that can attach to chair or walker to enable carrying items. I did not make it myself but had some we had gotten at a church that made them.

    Ann
    2 Missions Completed
  11. Sent an encouraging text to an elderly woman in my church. Helped the grandmother at a wedding with her chair and danced with her. Called my mother-in-law to say hello. So many opportunities to make someone’s day!

    Michelle
    3 Missions Completed
  12. I secretly told my clients daughter that she wanted a day with her. Mama as so happy when daughter suggested doing a spa day.

    Toya
    13 Missions Completed
  13. Doing kind things for others helps me out as well.

    Dana
    8 Missions Completed
  14. Thank you for the reminder of helping the seniors. It’s is a great mission. I have a beautiful white Stander poodle she is a therapy dog & she knows about 60 tricks. So far she entertains kids with her amazing tricks, she visits people at Baptist Hospital, airport & she does reading by schedule for kids that have issues with reading. Would like to visit some seniors some time. She also visits East ridge once a year. ?

    Delia
    0 Missions Completed
  15. Got my elderly parents-in-law invited to my brother’s family gathering. They had a great time!

    Monica
    0 Missions Completed
  16. I am helping a Senior lady by taking her to her Doctor’s appointments. So glad to be doing this!

    Jimmy
    2 Missions Completed
  17. I send cards regularly to Sr shut ins & assisted living residents.
    I just attended a Sr led revival & visited with Srs.
    I have Sr friends I call on phone weekly.
    I have cooked & shared meal with elderly neighbor today.
    Having seniors in my life greatly enriches my life & I feel I receive more from being around them than they do from me.

    Joyce
    9 Missions Completed
  18. I just attended a Sr led revival & visited with Srs.
    I have Sr friends I call on phone weekly.
    I have cooked & shared meal with elderly neighbor today.
    Having seniors in my life greatly enriches my life & I feel I receive more from being around them than they do from me.

    Joyce
    9 Missions Completed
  19. I unexpectedly visited a neighbor and chatted for awile

    Lydia
    7 Missions Completed
  20. I would like to work with senior citizens. I enjoy working with them.

    Gloria
    1 Mission Completed
  21. I assisted a gentleman, struggling to get out of his car (passenger). He was unsteady on his feet and needed to grab the walker in the backseat.

    If he’d fallen, it could have been BAD… really BAD! It felt good to leans a helping hand!

    Shannon
    1 Mission Completed
  22. My sweet hospice client didn’t have a pillowcase for her small neck pillow. I made her a cute one printed with puppies on the beach for her. She loved it!

    Robin
    57 Missions Completed
  23. I made a photo card and send it to some of my mother’s friends. She passed one year ago on August 3rd and I wanted to thank them for being so kind to her and for allowing me to continue to be a part of their lives. I know it will make them happy.

    Pat
    2 Missions Completed
  24. I pray that all is well with the Seniors on this Monday and Blessings over flow with Joy, praise God from whom all blessings flow Amen.

    Doris Coleman
    1 Mission Completed
  25. Going to take a piece of cake I made to my neighbor lady whose having lots of physical problems right now. One doctor even turned her away because, although they treat arthritis patients, they dont treat those that also have fibromyalgia. The patience and wear with all some people need is sometimes beyond what I can even phathom.

    Tonya
    1 Mission Completed
  26. I helped a senior get an inexpensive outfit for $7 and gave her a compliment.

    Vicky
    1 Mission Completed
  27. Today I brought fresh Georgia peaches to my clients. It was so cool to see the huge smiles on their faces! Little things make such a difference!

    Cathy
    1 Mission Completed
  28. Im care and over did myself today.

    Rosanne Dooley
    3 Missions Completed
  29. I try to do little things whenever I can.

    Lynne
    0 Missions Completed
  30. I pay for my clients meal .

    Tina
    16 Missions Completed
  31. I took my Dog over to our neighbors who enjoyed seeing him! stayed to talk for awhile.

    Mary
    3 Missions Completed
  32. Our retired visitation pastor who moved to another state a few years ago had a heart attack last month, so I sat down and wrote a long letter telling him how thankful we are that he is recovering and God has granted him daily strength! He is also a very dear friend who gave our mothers comfort in their last days on earth!

    Nancy Cooksey
    34 Missions Completed
  33. Purchased a simple wood bird house for a client that mentioned it in passing, She was so tickled that I remembered and it put a huge smile on her face.

    Larie
    7 Missions Completed
  34. Unloaded the basket of a wheelchair shopper at the register in Kroger on Sunday.

    Christine Marcum
    22 Missions Completed
  35. Purchased a birdhouse for a client I heard her mention it in passing. She was tickled that I remembered and had a great big ?

    Larie
    7 Missions Completed
  36. Yes I have! I just worked 7 days in a row to cover my 84 year old elderly woman who had no coverage by a in home caregiver to be there with her on her 84th birthday and the weekend that followed it… So I put her mind at ease and let her now that I would be covering those shifts on the days I mentioned and she wouldn’t be alone on her birthday and the weekend that followed it. So the next day was her birthday & I brought her a beautiful bouquet of flowers and a lovely card and inside the card I promised her that I would help her unpack all of her boxes that she moved in with over 8 years prior (as she was diagnosed with a brain tumor shortly after moving in and had to have an operation to remove it and her health declined from there on, so she never got unpacked from her move to her new home where I now take care of her 2 days out of the week). I felt so sorry for her (although I didn’t let her know that) as no one had helped her for 8 long years, up until that day when I offered to do it for her! She was so happy that she started to cry ?, which in turn made me cry too… I said “don’t you worry Birthday Girl, I will be here to see that it get’s done and you will finally be able to live in your beautiful home how you were meant to since the day you moved in here!” We both cried it out and I finished half of her living room over that 3 day period of time and she now has comfortable chairs for guests who come to visit her that they can sit in and they can have an enjoyable time together! She told me that she was too embarrassed to have anyone over before I cleaned it up. Which made me happy that she can finally start to socialize in her home and feel comfortable doing it! I brought my carpet cleaner from home and I steam cleaned her carpets and they look brand new now! I am returning back there tomorrow to finish her living room area & then moving on to her dining area, kitchen, office, and then the 2 bedrooms! She will be able to feel proud of her home soon and I told her that if she wants to get rid of anything, that I would itemize it all and throw a garage sale for her to make her a bit of money ? and anything that doesn’t sell I will box it up and donate it to a local charity of her choice and in her name as the donor. And I said that she didn’t have to lift a finger or do anything but maybe go through some items that I didn’t know what she wanted to do with them, and that she could direct me on what should stay and what should go. I assured her that I wouldn’t throw out anything without her knowledge and blessing on whether it should stay or go, and that eased her mind immensely and made it a comfortable decision in letting me move forward in helping her get this done! I admire, love ❤️ and respect this elderly woman and I think she is super happy that this is all happening and her house will be gorgeous very soon! All it takes is being a little proactive and seeing what any senior needs in their life to be supremely happy, then fill that void any way you can where they are comfortable with whatever it is you are going to do for them to get them there, & then DO IT! And don’t let them down by promising them something and not following through with it! As that’s just being a dream killer for them! If you don’t think you can do it in every way, shape and form for them don’t even mention it to them, but if you can, it can be the difference of a meager existence for them and being excited for the desired outcome to happen and then elation that it is finally done & they can be as happy as possible in their twilight years because of it! And all it takes is one person to reach out their hand and their heart to help someone who needs it so desperately and cannot do it for themselves! Your soul will soar like never before if you are the person who does something like this for them! I didn’t ask for anything more than the normal pay that my company gives me to go to work with her for my 8 hours twice a week, because the pay I receive is felt in my heart and soul by doing it all for her because she needs me to do it! So look for what any senior needs and then do it and make a huge difference in the outcome of their lives! God bless you for reading this and God bless every Senior Citizen who gets the help they need because I took the time to write this!

    Julie
    16 Missions Completed
  37. Just feels good to make someone smile ?

    Debbie
    27 Missions Completed
  38. My neighbor is a cat lover and I bought her a cat chain to put on her mirror in her car. She was ecstatic.

    Cheryl
    1 Mission Completed
  39. Yesterday I prayed with a senior at the nursing home.

    Alison
    1 Mission Completed
  40. Took him to the drug store ?

    Louise
    2 Missions Completed
  41. Over the last week I was able to send out 4 different thank you cards to seniors

    Cori
    7 Missions Completed
  42. I spoke with a senior woman at my local Harris Teeter and she share with me how she literally died on the hospital during surgery. But God brought her back to life. She told me all the doctors said it was a miracle. She told me it was God that saved her. We prayed and hugged. We had never meant before. God is so Good ?

    Zina Hardy
    1 Mission Completed
  43. Took a senior to dinner

    Joann
    1 Mission Completed
  44. I take care of an elderly couple as a Caregiver. I volunteered to sit with them at night sometimes .

    Penny
    4 Missions Completed
  45. I went to the post office. For a senior that does not have transportation and having a hard time walking.

    Dorothy
    0 Missions Completed
  46. I gave up my seat to a handicapped senior at a place of business.

    Belinda
    6 Missions Completed
  47. My friend and I were out to lunch at McDonalds. An elderly man was just having a small coffee. Bought him a hamburger, fries and a soda. He was so grateful and I felt awesome

    Tammy
    2 Missions Completed
  48. Make a meal for a senior and stay an eat with them and visit!

    Susan
    1 Mission Completed
  49. On July 9th, my sorority sister and I volunteered with Feeding South Florida for their monthly Senior Meal Pack. We helped pack boxes of non-perishable items to be sent to senior citizens in need of food. In addition, I regularly volunteer at LifeNet 4 Families. This organization also provides food, clothing and other services to those in need. Although I don’t see all of their recipients, I am sure senior citizens also benefit from their services.

    Gwen
    5 Missions Completed
  50. I went to visit my Godmother for her 80th birthday last month and invited her to accompany me to see the movie “Poms” the following week. We had such a great time! She really enjoyed the movie and told me it brought back memories of when she was a cheerleader! I am so grateful for our time together and getting to know her better, including discovering some things she has in common with my mother 🙂

    Gwen
    5 Missions Completed
  51. I like to help hold the door open for those who need it in public places.

    LaDonna
    0 Missions Completed
  52. I made a point to make eye contact, greet and smile at and ask a senior how she was doing, in Wal-Mart today.

    patricia
    4 Missions Completed
  53. Took a sandwich to my elderly,sick,semi shut-in neighbor, (and some tobacco).

    Ms.Linda
    0 Missions Completed
  54. Got to take a sandwich to one of my elderly shut-in neighbor,whose son just got thru back surgery. Great chance to witness, as They are still somewhat unbelievers. G-D is good!!!

    Ms.Linda
    0 Missions Completed
  55. I called several seniors to wished them happy birthday; I visited one in rehab; I helped one out of car;I pushed one in wheelchair

    Evelyn Shaw
    1 Mission Completed
  56. We were at an ice cream shop and an elderly gentleman on a scooter pulled up and had trouble making his way into the shop. We held the door for him and assisted him w his order.

    Melissa
    5 Missions Completed
  57. This morning I was getting ready for work. I had to take out my trash and, i seen that my neighbors which is a elderly couple trash not pulled to the road. I wanted to help them out so I pulled their trash can to the road.

    Laryvetta
    1 Mission Completed
  58. Yesterday, I called my Aunt and Uncle to check on them—my Uncle has been quite ill most of the summer; as a result we have not been able to visit together. It was wonderful to hear my Aunts voice and to let them know that I am praying for them.
    Later in the day, my best friend and I visited a new organic market in her hometown. On leaving the store, I saw there a lovely older lady with beautiful white hair. We exchanged no words, only a small. She just seemed to sparkle when she smiled—I’m not sure who was more “blessed” in that encounter: me or her!

    Sharon
    1 Mission Completed
  59. I’m not sure if my comment posted or not, so I’m posting again—my apologies if it’s a repeat!
    I called my Uncle and Aunt today to see how they are doing; my Uncle has been ill for most of the summer, so we have not been able to see each other (the doctor felt he might be contagious). It was wonderful to hear my Aunt’s voice and to let them know that I love them and am still praying for them.
    Later in the day, my best friend and I visited a new organic store in her hometown. Upon leaving the store, I noticed a lovely older lady with beautiful white hair; she and I met eyes, and smiled at each other. She just sparkled when she smiled! I’m not certain who was more blessed by that smile exchange: me or her!

    Sharon
    1 Mission Completed
  60. Purchased a dress for a Senior to go to church. Also, had another dress cleaned so she could attend church services the next Sunday.

    Connie
    2 Missions Completed
  61. I made a point to talk to and greet with a smile as many seniors as I came into contact with.
    ?

    patricia
    4 Missions Completed
  62. I took a wheel chair bound hospice patient out to watch a sunset. And we also smelled the freshly cut grass. And a tiny rabbit ran through the flowers in front of us as the sun sank. It was the perfect postcard moment.

    Shirley Hasson
    5 Missions Completed
  63. Our neighbor is 90 years old. Up until a couple of years ago, she would still trim her yard with a push mower. We have taken over her yard work and mow her lawn every Thursday.

    Sue
    12 Missions Completed
  64. I was at an Alzheimer’s fundraising concert at one of our local retirement homes, and I noticed one of the ladies came out to listen to the music. I went over and offered to get her something to eat it drink. She smiled wide and thanked me, but let me know she had just eaten.

    Dorrie
    4 Missions Completed

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