July 11th is National Cheer Up the Lonely Day

Sunday, July 10th, 2016 by Kelsey Harrison

Monday, July 11th is National Cheer Up the Lonely Day.

Did you know that over 12 million senior citizens - nearly a third of our seniors - live alone. Celebrate National Cheer Up the Lonely Day by showing a senior citizen some love and attention!

We cheered up an elderly lady in Lanham that was having a multitude of hardships.  She is over 85 years old and very lonely.  She loves to have a cup of tea and one of the things that she missed the most was her microwave that was not operating properly!  One of our team members dropped off a new microwave to her on Friday!  This provided a lot of joy to our team at Complete Home Solutions by helping her with a simple thing that made her feel valued and special!  She feels more comfortable using a microwave than the stove at her age and having the new microwave helps increase the quality of her life!

Here are some ideas on ways you can help!

-Help a senior citizen with yard work or chores around the house.

-Prepare a healthy treat for a senior.  Keep in mind many seniors are on restricted diets!

-Spend an afternoon playing cards or board games with a senior.

-Spend the day playing chauffeur and help a senior run errands, visit friends, or enjoy an activity like the park or the movies.

- Donate books, puzzles, cards, etc. to local nursing homes!  

I know from my own personal experience, thru 2 1/2 years of visiting my Mom at different hospitals, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities, that many seniors get no visitors at all!  What a blessing you could be by donating a small portion of time to someone that has been forgotten!

Let us know what you did this National Cheer Up the Lonely Day!


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