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Valentine’s Day in a Nursing Home

Valentine’s Day is meant for everyone, not just couples! This Valentine’s Day visit a nursing home and share some of the love in the air with a senior. Seniors love receiving gifts and visits from family and friends. Schedule some time and plan to make someone’s day extra special.

Senior-friendly Valentine gift ideas:

  • Homemade desserts or snacks
  • Handwritten cards
  • Family photos
  • Watch a classic movie or romantic movie
  • Bring Valentine’s Day-themed games
  • Flowers

The best gift you can give them is time. Spending quality time with the people you love is what makes Valentine’s Day special. Whatever gift you can bring will be perfect, because all we truly need is to be loved and remembered. Happy Valentine’s Day.

OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this winter season from our team at OurSeniors.org.

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Donate!

Seniors are our unsung heroes. They were our teachers, parents, and revolutionists. Many of these beautiful people live in nursing homes and have no family or friends to support them as they age. Seniors are the fastest-growing demographic today, yet they have little support from society. These elders carry wisdom and knowledge that deserve to be honored by the generations they helped create. If you would like to improve the life of a senior, consider donating to your local nursing home. Giving little things to others makes life much sweeter, especially when you know your donation is being used for something extraordinary.

Things to donate to a nursing home:

  • Board games and puzzles
  • Hats, jackets, and gloves
  • Flashlights
  • CD players and CD’s
  • Magazines
  • Nice towels
  • Personal care items
  • Large print books
  • Baby wipes
  • Stationary
  • Socks for Diabetics
  • Air fresheners
  • Houseplants
  • Arts and craft supplies
  • Non-perishable items

Many things can be donated to a nursing home that will help seniors feel cared for and remembered. Next time you are cleaning or practicing minimalism, why not give some of those items to a senior.

“Never get tired of doing little things for others, sometimes those little things occupy the biggest part of their hearts.” — Unknown

OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this winter season from our team at OurSeniors.org.

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Volunteering is Great for Your Health

Did you know volunteering is great for your health? According to Harvard Medical School, people who volunteer ward off loneliness and depression. Studies published by Carnegie Mellon University found that adults over 50 who volunteer are less likely to develop high blood pressure. Volunteering is proven to be great for the body and the mind. It is also great for our seniors. When people take the time to care and be kind to our seniors the ripples can be felt throughout our community. Seniors who have consistent interactions with volunteers are less likely to develop Alzheimer’s and live long happy lives. If you have some free time, want to make a difference or would like to make new friends, volunteer at a nursing home! It is not only great for seniors; it is healthy for you too.

OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this winter season from our team at OurSeniors.org.

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Family Involvement

Family involvement is vital at every age. A family provides the love and support an individual needs to thrive. Having strong family ties are especially crucial for seniors living in nursing homes. Seniors who have good relationships with their families are more likely to have a longer and heightened quality of life as they age. An individual’s family can provide emotional support and healthy social interactions. Families serve as advocates for seniors by ensuring that their loved one is receiving quality care. Having a loved one in a nursing home can lessen a caregiver’s tasks, but not their responsibilities. If you have a loved one living in a long-term care facility, improve their experiences by visiting and being involved. Your elders will not be here forever, and showing them, you care right now, in the present, is one of the most meaningful ways you can impact their lives. Make time for your seniors today.

OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this winter season from our team at OurSeniors.org.

MLK Day

Happy Martin Luther King Jr Day

We at OurSeniors.net would like to wish you a happy Martin Luther King Jr Day.

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Elder Abuse Protection

Living in long-term care facilities is rewarding but also has its many challenges. One of the darker difficulties that many seniors face in long-term care is elder abuse. According to the National Council of Aging, about five million senior Americans face elder abuse yearly! That is a scary thought but thankfully, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that protective factors like community and relationship levels can reduce the risk of perpetuating abuse or neglect. One great protective factor is having an attorney. Attorneys who specialize in elder law can be your representatives in legal matters. They defend your rights. Everyone needs professional help from time to time, especially our seniors. Luckily some people dedicate their lives to becoming experts in fields like elder law. Consider hiring an attorney to protect your assets, rights and loved ones.

OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this holiday season from our team at OurSeniors.org

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Book Clubs

Reading is one of life’s simple pleasures. Every good book opens the door to a new life. Books help pass the time and can even be enjoyed as a group. If you are a senior or have a loved one living in a nursing home, why not start a book club? Book clubs are a great way to learn about different cultures and an excellent way to make new friends.

Benefits of starting a book club:

  • Keeps the mind sharp and limber
  • Exercises public speaking
  • Opportunity to try healthy and new snacks
  • Learning
  • Increases your social activity
  • Reduces the risk of dementia

Reading has many benefits. You can even start an intergenerational book club with adults of all ages! The club will make a great platform to share ideas and new ways of thinking! Give it a try and enjoy the wonderful rewards of reading!

OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this holiday season from our team at OurSeniors.org.

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!

We hope this year is a joyful and healthy year for all of you! May this new decade be filled with adventure, dreams and victories. We hope you sway into this new year with a pep in your step. Remember, even though your elders may not live with you, they can still participate during this festive time. Host New Year’s Eve activities like creating a family time capsule or a resolution challenge. Christmas may be over, but the holiday season is still going. Seniors living in long-term care facilities would enjoy fun visits from their families. Our team at OurSeniors.net wishes you and your family the greatest gift of all, happiness and love! Enjoy the rest of the holiday season and have a HAPPY NEW YEAR!

OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this holiday season from our team at OurSeniors.org. Happy Holidays!

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Thank you all

Thank you to all that participated in surprising Our Seniors at Sandalwood Rehab. Great job by Hogue Ministry and Ourseniors.net and Photographer Jon Keith.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

It is finally Christmas! Seniors, children, and adults of all ages have been waiting for this time of year. We hope this Christmas is a joyful and enjoyable time for you! May this season bring you fond memories, plenty of hot chocolate, and fun. Remember, even though your elders may not live with you, they can still participate during this festive time. Have a Christmas breakfast with your loved one or bring them a gift at their home. Spread the Christmas cheer and gratitude. Seniors living in long-term care facilities would enjoy a visit from their families on Christmas day. Our team at OurSeniors.net wishes you and your family the greatest gift of all, happiness and love! Enjoy the day and have yourself a merry little Christmas.

OurSeniors.org is on a mission to reach out to isolated seniors in the local community. Help bring joy to their lives by donating or volunteering to visit a facility. A little mindfulness can go a long way. We hope you enjoy this holiday season from our team at OurSeniors.org. Happy Holidays!