Little Acts Of Kindness

Christmas is about love, joy and spending time with friends and family, but it can be extremely difficult for elderly people as it can remind them about the loss of loved ones. It can be detrimental to those who live alone. Loneliness can have an impact on physical, mental and emotional well-being of people.

There are plenty of ways you can show love to elder friends and family and help them around the festive season.

Help out

Some elderly may have mobility issues. Simple everyday tasks may be incredibly difficult to carry out. Put an extra plate of food on when you are cooking dinner, if you cannot invite an elderly person for dinner – why not bring dinner to them?

Pop an extra spud in the pot as there is nothing like a home-cooked warm meal. Put aside a few hours one day for you and the kids to pop over and put up some Christmas decorations in their house. Some elderly people may not be able to put up a Christmas tree or hang lights. Bring the Christmas spirit into their home.

Volunteer today

Volunteer at Friends of the Elderly today. If you can spare some time over the festive season there are plenty of ways you can get involved and volunteer even from the comforts of your own home. 

Click here to find out more about volunteering with Friends of the Elderly today.