Apr 1 Care Mission

Support Senior Health

Whether it's a nutritious dinner or a walk through the park, learn how you can help seniors live healthier lives in your community.

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Aging can come with challenges, but you can help senior friends and family members stay active, which can improve their physical and mental health as they age. Walking, sharing memories, and spending time with others are great places to start.

Here are three ways you can help seniors in your community live healthier lives:

Nourish. A healthy diet is important to senior health. As adults age, they can have problems chewing, a medication may interfere with appetite, or they may lack access to foods. Support seniors in your community by volunteering with organizations like Meals on Wheels, bringing dinner to a senior neighbor, or donating to your local food bank.

Get Moving. Lack of exercise or access to transportation may impact a senior’s health. Offer to walk with a senior, garden together, or help them get involved with an exercise program appropriate for their fitness level.

Be There. Research shows that many seniors may be at risk for social isolation. It can impact everything from nutrition to emotional health and wellbeing. The good news is that even small social gestures can have a positive impact and even extend life! Send a card, volunteer at a local senior center, or simply say “hi” to help make a difference.

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Community Comments

  1. I try to get healthy snacks set up for my clients! Sometimes they eat, sometimes they don’t. If I’m with them 4 out of 7 days and they eat half of what I put out I figure I’m doing well. I have great support from family of clients. Battling with the flu right now! Thanks for soap, wipes and sanitizer! 🤣🤣🥰

    Rita
    8 Missions Completed
  2. Support dances for Seniors.

    Rita
    19 Missions Completed
  3. I support dances for Seniors, also Music Jams and events for Senior like tournaments. I attend, I volunteer and or organize them.

    Rita
    19 Missions Completed
  4. As my husband continues chemo he is extremely tired and sometimes not much of an appetite either. I make sure he stays hydrated at least and gets plenty of rest! I try to encourage walking but he has no desire! Really wish he would and hope with warmer weather around the corner, he will venture out!

    Nancy Cooksey
    30 Missions Completed
  5. Went to visit my clients in the nursing home. Took my mom grocery shopping yesterday.

    Charlotte
    5 Missions Completed
  6. Thoy Kelly Jr.
    1 Mission Completed
  7. Remind my clients to drink plenty of water because of cramps and staying hydrated too.

    Christine Marcum
    22 Missions Completed
  8. Remind my clients to drink plenty of water because of them mentioning leg cramps.

    Christine Marcum
    22 Missions Completed
  9. A client has night leg cramps and ask me about them. Their doctor told them to drink more water. They ask me about water and I told them to drink more water that will help leg cramps.

    Christine Marcum
    22 Missions Completed
  10. I will do a project for seniors May 29th, it’s Seniors Fitness Day! Visit http://www.fitnessday.com and sign up!

    Stephanie
    6 Missions Completed
  11. I done this last week. And slowly adding it into my daily life style.

    Kristal
    1 Mission Completed

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