Introduction:Sharing is fundamental. There are so many ways to share Christmas. It's more the giving of our time and resources that leaves an impact. Lists are one way to remember what needs to be done. A check mark says everything about the sincerity of making it in the first place.
Back when I was an on-site property manager, there were several residents receiving Meals On Wheels. the car would drive up an there would be a gathering of meal preparations taken into several apartments.
The time at each place would differ, as personalities differ. An elderly woman may have a long conversation while the elderly man, a few doors down barely let the man enter his home.
Both recipients were glad to have the meals.
About a handful of the same parents from a school will volunteer to take on a fundraising event. Maybe this Season that will change.
Then maybe your hands are already full from the fundraiser going on at your Church to help pave the driveway or mend the roof leak. This is a good time to get that taken care of, before the cold-snap.
Are you lucky enough to have a neighborhood Association that doesn't allow things to be unsightly. Then go where help is needed and bring gloves and a trash bag.
This need not take more than a half hour of your time. Ask others to join you and make it end with a lunch together. Of course you'll want the kids to help. After all this is a learning experience!
Not all seniors are vibrant and healthy. Some have companion dogs. Due to weather changes and challenges that cannot be overcome, a person may need a dog walked, for them.
Singing in a variety show helps. Dancing, playing piano or doing magic tricks is just fine. People like to be entertained. Seeing a group of High School Students in Black and Red singing is a memory trigger for some elderly.
You get the idea. Try something new. You don't have to serve soup at a soup kitchen if you don't want to. Just do Something for someone else this Christmas Season!
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