5 Ways You Can Start
“Without a sense of caring, there can be no sense of community,” said American writer Anthony J. D’Angelo. Let us show you how easy it is to care for older adults in our communities and inspire others.
1. Get Ready to Care
Sign up and see how easy it is to give and inspire care. We’ll help you find motivation and share ways you can easily work care missions into your daily routine.
2. Volunteer: Give Your Time
Volunteer with organizations that help seniors and support causes that help older adults.
- Be a Santa to a Senior®: A community gift-donation program that spreads holiday cheer to lonely or financially challenged seniors.
3. Advocate: Lend Your Voice
You may be an expert-by-experience on issues that face older adults. Share your knowledge, and advocate for change, action, or research. Here are two places to start:
- Hilarity for Charity: Help raise awareness about Alzheimer’s and advocate for policy changes.
- Changing the Face of Aging: Learn about our aging society and public policy measures that can help address issues.
4. Donate: Give From Your Heart
Find a project worth giving to.
- GIVE65: The first and only crowd-fundraising platform exclusively devoted to helping nonprofits raise money online for programs and services that create hope for seniors.
- Hilarity for Charity Grants: In partnership with Home Instead Senior Care®, Hilarity for Charity awards grants for Alzheimer’s in-home care services to families in need of respite care.
5. Learn: Get Prepared to Care
Educate yourself about issues that impact seniors and their loved ones so you can be better prepared to care. Start learning today:
- Education Programs: From cybersecurity for seniors to nutrition, learn about the issues that often impact older adults.
- Help for Alzheimer’s Families: If you know a loved one with Alzheimer’s or a related dementia, these resources may help.
- CaregiverStress.com: Are you or a family member caring for a loved one? It can be stressful. Learn the issues and tips to help.