Mar 18 Care Mission

Say “Hi” to 5 Seniors

We challenge you to spread cheer with a simple greeting.

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Make it count! Log your effort and $1 will be donated to charity*.

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Your Care Challenge:

Hello! Konnichiwa. Hola! There’s a way to greet others in every language. We’re challenging you to say “hi” to at least 5 seniors this week.

Science shows that even small social gestures can have a positive impact on physical and emotional health. They can even extend life. That’s why this challenge is so important.

Want to mix it up? Here are seven substitutes for “hi” that can also do the trick:

  1. What’s new? What’s up?
  2. Good Morning / Good Afternoon / Good Evening
  3. How do you do?
  4. <<High Five>>
  5. How are you?
  6. How’s it going or How are you doing?
  7. Long time, no see!

How many seniors did you greet this week?

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29 seniors have been helped with this mission. Log your progress so we can add one more.

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Community Comments

  1. This week I will reach to seniors I know just to say hello.
    It would be nice to find a small group to meet regularly for coffee. I will look into that.

    19 Missions Completed
  2. So many opportunities to help people/seniors at grocery stores…from gentlemen who are clearly out of their element, to anyone having trouble finding or reaching items, etc. Even just small talk in line could make them smile!

    3 Missions Completed
  3. My 93 year-old mother and I sang with a church group at a local nursing home today. Afterward, a few of us visited with many of the 35 residents who had attended—meeting, greeting, hugging and talking about their day. Each resident was so happy for us to stay and visit a while. Seems like such a small thing, but many of them never have any visitors at all. Mom and I are so glad we can do this small thing to make their day a little better.

    2 Missions Completed
  4. I went and visited a friend and his wife who is unfortunately in the nursing home. They say that she’s not ever going home. It’s a very sad situation. They have been married for over 50 years and he loves her so much. He spends every waking moment with her. I honestly wish I could help them more.

    5 Missions Completed
  5. It seems brief physical touch can be a part of many greetings – if the individual welcomes it. A handshake? Or if the individual is seated a brief hand on shoulder as part of a greeting? A light-hearted “May I escort you across the street” with the offer of an arm may be appropriate? (In Minnesota we can offer an arm to help someone climb a snow bank!)

    5 Missions Completed
  6. I went to a store in my neighborhood and started saying hi to some seniors, then it went to hi how are you, now I can’t quit! It does my heart good to see some of them smile and some will stop and chat for a min.

    4 Missions Completed

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