It’s the second month of our 12 month giving challenge. In January, we supported a local homeless shelter. In February, we’ll direct our attention to the seniors in our lives and communities.
Valentines Day is when we shower the ones we love with extra special attention, and it might be a hard day for a senior. If they’re widowed they might be remembering the Valentine Days they shared together in the past. They may wonder if they are still loved and needed by anyone. So, this Valentine’s Day, let them know, they are still loved and still needed.
If your grandparents are still alive, maybe this is a great time to pull out the family photo album and ask for the story on how they met and fell in love. Give them an opportunity to relive a great memory.
Maybe there’s a neighbor living alone who might enjoy a homemade valentine and a cookie. Maybe you even want to sit down and share a cup of tea together and ask for advice on a situation and give them an opportunity to share their experience and contribute their wisdom.
Or your Local senior center is also a great place to give your time or money to on Valentine’s Day. Centers often host special dinners or dances and they might need an extra hand to ensure a successful event. Start by calling your local senior center and ask them how you can help.
There are so many ways you could bring a little happiness to hearts of seniors on Valentine’s Day, and I’d love to hear how you plan to spend Valentine’s Day.
How will you brighten the day for a senior you know and love or a senior you don’t know?