August 21 is World Senior Citizen’s Day to thank seniors for their contributions, be there for them through the aging process, and recognize issues like elder abuse. Here are some ways you can observe the day:
- Schedule a visit at a nursing home/assisted living facility. Quality time is an incredible gift for those who live in a nursing home. Bring a game or craft and socialize with seniors to keep them from feeling isolated.
- Volunteer for a service that benefits seniors. From meal delivery programs to senior programs at your local library, there are many ways you can volunteer and make a difference in a senior’s life.
It’s important for seniors to maintain their physical, mental, and social engagement. You can help make that happen by planning a visit, project, or event to show the seniors in your community that you care!