National Senior Citizens Day
August 21st, 2020
How to Observe National Senior Citizens Day (during Covid-19)
At Kennedy Care, supporting and helping seniors and their families is our top priority. Today we celebrate the seniors in our life by showing them the love and compassion they deserve. Below are some ideas on how you can show the seniors in your family and community how much you care. Please consider finding a way to help our nation’s most vulnerable population during the pandemic.
Offer to volunteer to help seniors in your local community.
One of the kindest and most rewarding things one can do is help through volunteering your time. You can really make a difference in someone’s life. You may even find the experience fun! As the pandemic continues, there are many organizations that need help from volunteers to continue to support seniors in your local community. Seniors need our help right now more than ever and if there is a safe way to do this, we encourage you to seek out a way to help.
Reach out to a senior family member
Do you have a senior family member? Perhaps it’s a parent, grandparent, aunt, or uncle. Contact them to catch up and let them know how much they mean to you. If you can’t see them in person, don’t text — call! Let them hear the warmth in your voice when you tell them how much you appreciate them.
Are you a senior citizen yourself? Well, today is all about you! Find a way, while staying safe, to treat yourself. Spend time contacting your favorite people, friends and family members. You’ve earned this time, so try and find a way to enjoy it!
Why National Senior Citizen Day is Important
Seniors give wise and useful advice
Our elderly family and friends have a lifetime’s worth of precious experiences (and stories) to share. For centuries, cultures across the world have looked to the seniors in their communities for wisdom and knowledge. In times of trouble or when we simply don’t know what to do, seniors are often the first people we turn to for a different or even, unusual perspective. If we listen, we can learn so much from them.
Seniors give generously
It’s widely known that seniors make more charitable donations than any other age group. They have more time to devote to others and volunteer. We appreciate how much they look out for their loved ones and it’s a quality we love in our seniors.
Seniors give us goodies!
Perhaps this stems from their generous and charitable nature, but seniors are very good at making us feel special. Grandparents dote on us when we need it, and sometimes when we don’t. To every grandparent or elderly loved one that has given us a treat or made sure we ate well or spoiled us in some other way, we salute and appreciate you!