Jun 10 Care Mission

Say Something Nice to a Senior

Give a senior a reason to smile.

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We all know the saying “If you can’t say something nice don’t say anything at all.” In this week’s care mission, we want you to speak up to a senior! Kindness is infectious, so tell your favorite senior

  1. Why they mean the most to you
  2. Why they make you smile
  3. What you love about them
  4. Or, all of the above!

If you want a bit more of a challenge, give a compliment to one senior you know and one you don’t to spread a little extra love.

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

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Community Comments

  1. I talked to my dad yesterday about when I’d visit next. It’s raining today so, probably Wednesday. But had a good giggle over “when was I going to shine him with my gorgeous face”? Since he’s never spoken to me like that. Ha ha
    Just my mom who he loved dearly. He may have confused me as he calls me Sara at times on the phone.

    Cyndi
    7 Missions Completed
  2. I am friends with a senior. I pick my friend up and we go eat together and just hang out, laugh, and have a good time.

    Marilyn
    0 Missions Completed
  3. I went to. Wedding and talked to several seniors and smiled, talked, and helped them anyway that I could.

    Vicky
    1 Mission Completed
  4. Okay, I have some “Happy notes” stickers, I used one for my (senior) husband and told him I appreciate the things he does. In every day life, we forget these niceties, he does (!), so perhaps this will make him happier today! I’m also sending a thank you card and happy note to my sister, also a senior, who periodically sends me silly packages! I told her she makes me smile when I suddenly recieve one!
    I feel happier already!

    Cathie
    1 Mission Completed
  5. Because I love talking to them and to read to them and sit with them

    Rochelle
    0 Missions Completed
  6. I went out to lunch with some nurse friends. Three of us are seniors, one working her way to old ness.
    We lakes about our families and friends and laughed ourselves silly at Bob Evans. We always go between mealtimes so we don’t inconvenience the waitstaff.
    I called my 85 yr old aunt and caught up on family news. She has a first great grandchild and she was happy to fill me in on baby smiles.
    I would have done these things anyway, just as I deliver for Meals on Wheels twice a week. I just wanted you to know that many of us are already making a difference in the life of a senior.

    Pat
    1 Mission Completed
  7. I invited one of my senior friends to go with me to another senors birthday get together. She was really happy as she is going through alot right now.

    Susie Arispe
    1 Mission Completed
  8. Tierra
    0 Missions Completed
  9. That’s probably because elderly patients are so appreciative. … The better the relationships, the better the patient outcomes. And the emotional attachment that healthcare workers have with their elderly patients is often considered the greatest reward of their jobs and the reason they stay.N

    Tierra
    0 Missions Completed
  10. I work with seniors and im 24 i can honestly say i have no friends under the age of 60 lol life ia great i learn something new everyday my generation is missing out on what love is .

    Khambriel Nance
    0 Missions Completed
  11. As a senior and Vietnam Vet I love when I’m told,Welcome Home…

    LeVon
    0 Missions Completed
  12. I love old people I love working with them I love people all way around

    Katherine
    0 Missions Completed
  13. I will make seniors smile tomorrow

    Carmen
    0 Missions Completed
  14. I always try to say some complimentary comment to older shoppers or those in wheelchairs shopping with a helper. It always makes them smile and sometimes starts up a conversation. I am 80 and in great shape but I know all are not. I am blessed to have good health!

    Helen carson
    1 Mission Completed
  15. I made a 93 old Senior smile when I told her “We got to have a Holy Ghost party on her birthday.”

    Carolyn
    5 Missions Completed
  16. This should already be a part if people’s everyday life to be kind to every one that has earned the respect of someone

    Debra
    5 Missions Completed
  17. I share my life with senior and I then to share some funny stuff about there life and they start to think about there past. I use to teach bible study for grade school and would tell them that you don’t know someone until you walk in their shoes 👠 and I would take my shoes off and have some of the girls walk in my shoes ( that was funny to them

    Gwendolyn
    1 Mission Completed
  18. So happy to see so many responses to this care mission! I spoke on the phone to my senior friend this weekend who was having some stomach issues, just cause she needed a friend! Today spoke to a gentleman on the hospital elevator to see how his day was going and wished him a pleasant rest of his day! Sitting here with my senior husband while he gets his weekly blood transfusion and encouraging him to be patient and know they are doing all they can as he goes through this cancer adventure! 💗

    Nancy Cooksey
    28 Missions Completed
  19. I visited my 78 yr old sister today. She is in rehab. I took her some earrings and a flowerto help cheer her up.

    Leola
    0 Missions Completed
  20. When I went to CVS today, the senior in the car parked next to me wanted to know about my Upwalker. I explained it to her and showed her how easy it is to use, and pointed out the benefits of standing up straight when using a Walker. She was pleased that I spent time to talk to her.

    Kathryn
    1 Mission Completed
  21. Helping at vacation bible school
    Last week . Volunteers all seniors.
    BEAUTIFUL LADIES. TOLD THEM SO. WERE SO HAPPY TO HAVE A COMPLIMENT.

    Judie
    2 Missions Completed
  22. You’re talking to the one who wrote the book…

    Jorge
    1 Mission Completed
  23. I just got back from vacation, and I text my 84 year old neighbor, she said it was good to hear from me, and I told her I was glad to be home! If there is anything I can do for her to let me know, needless to say she needed a gallon of milk 🙂 I was happy to oblige and enjoyed our conversation!

    Katherine
    14 Missions Completed
  24. If I ever see a veteran(recognizing them by their hat) I always stop them and shake their hand and tell them how much we appreciate their service for our country. I always get a smile and a thank you

    shirley
    1 Mission Completed
  25. A little kindness goes a long way a smile helps them they just want tlc I took and elderly lady walking you would of thought I gave her a million dollars

    Paula
    0 Missions Completed
  26. Talk to older people all the time. A kind word or two to make them know their thought of and cared about 🌻

    Debbie
    24 Missions Completed
  27. I dont know a favorite senior. I always worked with seniors and try to be nice , and helpful to the elderly. I have nice conversations with the elderly all the time.

    Susan
    1 Mission Completed
  28. I visited with a troubled friend.

    Sandy
    1 Mission Completed
  29. I visited with a senior friend.

    Sandy
    1 Mission Completed
  30. Tanya
    10 Missions Completed
  31. I reinforced comments Seniors made at a meeting and thanked them for their contribution.

    Rita
    19 Missions Completed
  32. Yes I did compliment seniors on their input and contributions. I also asked where they shop.

    Rita
    19 Missions Completed
  33. Called my dad, just to say hello. His lady friend said he was in a grumpy mood, but I asked to speak with him anyway. Although he had been agitated, he was very pleasant during our brief conversation. We talked about his granddaughter and great-granddaughters, said we missed each other. He has good days, and bad days; I like to think I was a bright diversion in an otherwise gloomy day. HildaH

    Hilda
    2 Missions Completed
  34. Came across a lovely senior today and told her how much I liked the color or her blouse. It looked beautiful on her. She got a huge smile and said thank you. You could see the genuine gratefulness in her eyes, which in turn made me feel good.

    Sean
    2 Missions Completed
  35. I really want to that job

    Lalmalsawm
    1 Mission Completed
  36. I enjoy helping seniors at the store. A BEAUTIFUL older couple was looking for an item and they were on the aisle. I showed them exactly what they needed. I myself am 65 but truly love assisting others..

    Susan
    1 Mission Completed
  37. I went grocery shopping and said hello to 3 seniors in the aisles. I noticed seniors are not making eye contact, but look down alot. I’m looking for that smile.

    Brenda
    3 Missions Completed
  38. 🥰 Another senor smiled❤️

    MaryAnn
    2 Missions Completed
  39. Took my mother-in-law and sister-in-law (both seniors) out for breakfast, just to let them know how grateful I am to have them in my life. We spent 2 hours eating, talking and telling stories, just enjoying being together.

    Sue
    6 Missions Completed
  40. Had brunch with senior friends yesterday. Great companionship and network. Halfway through the meal I had committed to stuffing buddy backpacks as a volunteer once a week with one member’s church. I can’t wait to start as I know I’ll meet more seniors there while we’re helping the children!

    Amy
    1 Mission Completed
  41. Thanked senior bus driver
    For his over the top varr

    Karla
    0 Missions Completed
  42. Shared Father’s Day with Dad & Mom who just moved back within 15 minutes of my sister & I from Out of state. Hard move as he he is still in boxes after 89 years of collecting stuff he can’t part with. We brought him dinner, grandkids & conversation. He was happiest since he moved in last month. Mom has Alzheimer’s and knows our names but not the relationship. She was happy with the activity. I have started to notice elder people in grocery stores and struck up some sweet conversations.

    Becky Gore
    2 Missions Completed
  43. Stopped by for Father’s Day with my husband, son & daughter and brought dinner. My 89 year Dad was happiest I had seen him since moving back to Tx a month ago with my Mom who has Alzheimer’s. Also talking with seniors at grocery stores and slowing down my hurried pace!

    Becky Gore
    2 Missions Completed
  44. I have senior neighbor that recently lost his wife. She was the outgoing one in their relationship & the one that took cate of everything (the shopping, meal prep, housekeeping, appt setting, driving etc. She had a sudden death that was unexpected & has left him teeling & a bit scated for the future. I’ve talked w/ him on numerous occasions & he has inquired about me possibly helping him find an assisted living Facility. We’ve invited him to church or out to eat & my teenage daughter is meal prepping for him to assist him w/getting good groceries & meals throughout the week.

    Stephanie
    4 Missions Completed
  45. I complimented My mother in laws outfit and thanked her for being amazing

    Christa
    4 Missions Completed
  46. I love the ladies I live by and who I see around town. They are bright, fun, intelligent and full of beautiful insights.
    I go to book club with at least ten of them and I love listening to their take on the book.

    Taffy
    5 Missions Completed
  47. I love to take notice of elderly people on the bus, struggling along but also have taken the time to look so nice with their matching jewelry and outfits! They love to have someone notice them and take interest. Yesterday I went up to a homeless lady who is very old, I’ve seen her for years sitting on a bench always putting on makeup, (a lot of makeup!) But she obviously prides herself and feels she must and that she looks good. I told her so after all these years of seeing her. She brightened up and smiled! I will start doing that more.

    Mary
    3 Missions Completed
  48. I told 2 senior ladies they are beautiful, one a complete stranger

    Leslie
    3 Missions Completed
  49. I told a Senior she is beautiful. I never met her before. I ran into her in the jewelry store. She was in a wheelchair and was the life of the party going on in there.

    Leslie
    3 Missions Completed
  50. I tell my grandma everything and she gives the best advice. I appreciate her everyday!

    Ande
    6 Missions Completed
  51. Complimented a seniors singing at church on Sunday.

    Rosa
    1 Mission Completed
  52. I took an 90 year old friend to see her disabled son at his nursing facility. They live in two different facilities

    Judith
    1 Mission Completed
  53. I have two senior friends that I offered my services to and waiting for them to connect back with me.

    patricia
    2 Missions Completed
  54. I choose not to sound my broken old trumpet. But God has sounded a New and Beautiful Trumpet through me. To give Him my life so that His Spirit may shine in me is what I signed up for. So He may have His Glory that I owe Him.

    So here it is…
    I had the notion to take action, a gift of The Spirit, to put some groceries in a bag and drive to downtown Louisville to the Broadway bridge and give them to two men, one white man, one black man. While there I Blessed them with Kindness from On High, I Blessed them with The Love and Friendship of God. I uplifted there Spirit and Exalted Them.
    The Meek Shall Inherit The Kingdom.

    Jason Riggs
    0 Missions Completed
  55. The challenge is note a meaningful strength and keep complimenting growth or your shared love in that area. It’s summer. I love flowers. They are God’s surprising thoughts. See the colors, or shapes of colors. A flowere can be expressed in each of the senses- go for it!

    Shirley Hasson
    3 Missions Completed
  56. My parent’s are in their 80’s and I talk to them everyday.

    Kim
    4 Missions Completed
  57. Spent time w am older senior
    She has dementia but pretty smart yet had lunch n got to see tee apt at the senior living today place she lives at

    Michele ( Mickie ) Hodder
    2 Missions Completed
  58. My father in law has been so sad and lonely since my mother in law passed away. We took him out to eat and for ice cream focusing on him for the night.

    Piper
    3 Missions Completed
  59. I have the privilege of being able to say nice things to Seniors every day. I love encouraging them and seeing their face light up.

    Laura
    3 Missions Completed
  60. I complimented a senior to encourage her on her current regime. She looked surprised and then pleased as no one else seemed to notice.

    Barbara
    2 Missions Completed
  61. Asked a senior lady I didnt know how she was doing. She gave me a big smile and said. Fine.

    Jessica
    1 Mission Completed

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