May 7 Care Mission

Snack with a Senior

The Facts: Did you know that some seniors may struggle to eat enough? Older adults can have problems chewing or a medication may interfere with appetite. But research shows lack of companionship may be the biggest challenge. Eating alone can magnify feelings of depression and lead to poor eating. Luckily, we have the power to take a bite out of this problem.

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Snack with a Senior

Bring a healthy snack to a senior neighbor or relative. Consider taking soft snacks that are full of flavor, like whole wheat muffins, dips like hummus, or a yogurt parfait with fresh fruit. And don’t forget the chit chat! Take a few minutes and ask them how they are doing, and really listen. Even better, sit down and enjoy a snack together.

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  1. Thanks I will try that…..

    15 Missions Completed
  2. Love this mission! Feed the heart and soul.

    6 Missions Completed
  3. Ate lunch & made cookies with a senior today.

    3 Missions Completed
  4. I bring a donut and a coffee to one of my clients everyday. I also brought another client her favorite ice cream.

    10 Missions Completed
  5. Good day: I have help the elder’s in my community, and developed program for children in the community!

    1 Mission Completed
  6. Went to the golf course and was a caddy for an old friends father. I had the best time listening to him talk about the past while we sat back and eat a snack, and drank some water.

    Michele Chambers
    5 Missions Completed
  7. Met an lovely elderly couple for lunch. They remembered me saying what my favorite restaurant was, so they asked to meet at my favorite restaurant. 3 hours of food, conversation and plenty of laughs

    27 Missions Completed
  8. I treated a senior to an ice cream cone today . I treated another senior to lunch the following week!!

    19 Missions Completed
  9. Shared brunch with grandma !! She loved it pork chops , potatoes and broccoli and cauliflower with carrots ! Yummm

    Alison bynum
    3 Missions Completed
  10. A neighbor of mine lost his wife last year,,so on Fridays I stop by,,we sometimes just visit,,sometimes share lunch…He expressed to me how much my coming by means to him…I didn’t feel like I was really doing anything,,but after our talk…he made me realize,,,It’s the small things in life that mean the most!
    Reach out to someone in a small way,,,I Promise it will have a BIG impact!

    14 Missions Completed

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*For every care mission completed on the Ready to Care website,, Home Instead, Inc. pledges to donate $1 to the GIVE65℠ program (up to $10,000) through July 31, 2019. GIVE65 is the first and only crowd-funding platform exclusively devoted to helping nonprofits create hope for seniors and enhance the lives of aging adults.