Jul 2 Care Mission

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.

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The Facts: According to AARP, 87 percent of adults age 65+ want to stay in their current home and community as they grow older. But as seniors age, they may face barriers to independent living. These can include access to transportation, home upkeep, or mobility. Just a little effort can go a long way. Here are a few ways you can help a senior remain independent longer:

  • Offer to take a senior to run an errand
  • Bring a meal
  • Help with yardwork or home repairs

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Community Comments

  1. Muhammad

    0 Missions Completed

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    I like to get the chance to talk with sèniors.l like to help seniors.

  2. Robin

    6 Missions Completed

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    My 73 year old neighbor was trying to clean of her porch I took my power sprayer over n helped her

  3. Diane

    3 Missions Completed

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    My husband cut the neighbour’s lawn. He’s 90. Has family that usually help but are busy sometimes.

  4. Terri

    1 Mission Completed

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    I brought my neighbor couple’s their favorite dessert. They get meals on wheels, but say they miss the @[email protected] desserts. 😜

  5. Karol

    10 Missions Completed

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    I’m taking my client food shopping today and I usually let her pick out what she wants and I let her carry the light bundles in. I usually put the heavy items away and she does the light ones.

  6. Gloria

    9 Missions Completed

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    I helped a senior by taking her to the store and helped her shopping and back home to put her stuff away.

  7. Gina

    0 Missions Completed

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    I offered to take my neighbors dog for a walk this week since it was so hot out!

  8. Mary Jane

    1 Mission Completed

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    Our church give smiles to the seniors here in Millbourne.

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