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3 Ways to Honor Seniors

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Plan now for strategic ways to honor and recognize older Americans and their contributions. Try these idea starters.

1. Partner with organizations already serving the older adults in your community.

  • United Way
  • Health Department
  • County Social Services or Community Services Department
  • Council on Aging
  • American Red Cross

 

2. Offer classes of interest, depending on your location and culture, inviting them to your church.

  • Computer skills (how to use Internet, Facebook, Skype, etc.)
  • Dance (ballroom dancing, line dancing, etc.)
  • Exercise
  • Cooking

 

3. Adopt a local nursing home or assisted living facility and bring Christ’s joy to them.

  • Volunteers can lead regular church services in a large meeting room.
  • Sunday school children can perform regular concerts or skits.
  • Youth groups can play board or card games with residents.
  • Maintain the grounds and landscaping.
  • Help decorate the facility for the holidays.

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