8 Random Acts of Kindness for Caregivers and Seniors to Do Together

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As a family caregiver to an older adult, when you do something that makes your aging relative happy, it probably makes you feel pretty good.
Doing things for others might improve your sense of worth and bring you a sense of joy. Those are feelings that people need at any age, including well into old age. November 23 is Random Acts of Kindness Friday, so it’s the perfect day for caregivers and their aging relatives to spread some joy by committing unexpected acts of kindness.

 

Home Health Care in Plantation FL: Kindness for Caregivers

Home Health Care in Plantation FL: Kindness for Caregivers

 

Need some ideas? Here are 8 random acts of kindness that caregivers and seniors can do together.

 

#1: Pay for Someone Else’s Meal or Coffee

Take the older adult to a restaurant or coffee shop and pay for the order of the person in line behind you. If your aging relative has mobility problems, this is one you can do without ever getting out of the car—just use the drive-through window.

 

#2: Leave a Thank You Note

Help your family member to write a thank you note or card for a person who provides regular services, such as the postal carrier. To make it even more fun, create a personalized homemade card.

 

#3: Take Cookies to the Police or Fire Station

The people who keep us safe do so without expecting any thanks. But, that doesn’t mean they don’t deserve it. Caregivers and seniors can bake a batch of cookies together and then deliver them to the police or fire department to thank the men and women there for all they do to make the community a better place.

 

#4: Write Letters to Troops

Some military members don’t have a family to send them words of encouragement. Spend some time with your aging relative to write a few letters to service men and women to express your appreciation for their service.

 

#5: Tape Change to Vending Machines

If you live near a college campus, tape change to the front of vending machines to help a college student purchase a between class snack. College students are always happy to receive free food!

 

#6: Make a Donation

Pick a favorite local charity and make a donation. It doesn’t have to be money. Caregivers and seniors could collect old towels and blankets to deliver to the local animal shelter. Or, make a snack or meal for the community youth center.

 

#7: Compliment a Stranger

Spread some happiness by complimenting strangers in a store. Caregivers can challenge seniors to collect more smiles or “thank you’s” than they do.

 

#8: Leave Encouraging Sticky Notes

Visit some public bathrooms and leave encouraging sticky notes on the mirrors. Write things like, “You’re beautiful!” and “You make the world a better place!”

 

If you or a family member are in need of a Home Health Care in Plantation FL, call the caring professionals at Star Multi Care today at (954) 870-4770.
Providing service in Boca Raton, West Palm Beach, Delray Beach, Boynton Beach, Weston, Southwest Ranches, Pembroke Pines, Cooper City, Lighthouse Point, and Wilton Manors.

About the author: Stephen Sternbach
Stephen Sternbach has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors, President, and Chief Executive Officer of Star Multi Care Services since 1987. After the sale of the New York and New Jersey operations of Star Multi Care Services, Sternbach brought the company private where he remains President and CEO of this newly developed $22M home healthcare company. With Sternbach at the helm, Star Multi Care Services employs more than 550 employees, in six offices throughout Florida, Pennsylvania, Ohio and New York. From 1978 to 1986, Sternbach was associated with Automated Data Processing, Inc. (“ADP”)–a provider of information services, where he held several marketing positions before becoming the Director of Sales. 1999-2008 Sternbach was an active participant on the Board of Directors for Proginet–a computer software company based in Garden City, New York. He also served on the Board of Trustees of the Long Island Chapter of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society from 1996-2002. In 1996, Stephen Sternbach was named “Entrepreneur of the Year” by Ernst & Young, Paine Webber and NASDAQ. Sternbach was also named in Crain’s New York Business Article, “40 Under 40” Successful Business Executives/Future Business Leaders in 1995. While maintaining a diversity of business and personal interests, Sternbach concentrated most of his efforts over the past 28 years towards continuously improving the quality of services delivered by the Star Multi Care Services’ family of companies. Stephen Sternbach holds a Master of Public Administration from Syracuse University – Maxwell School of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Arts in Industrial Relations and Personnel Administration from Ithaca College.