Senior Citizens

Advocating for Change

What You Are Doing 2016 Hasbro Community Action Hero Paloma Rabana, who is legally blind, recognized a critical gap in services for visually impaired 6-13 year olds in Florida. She led two rallies at the Capitol, wrote an Op-Ed and lobbied the Florida legislature, including Governor Rick Scott. The Florida legislature approved the Children's Program for Florida's blind and visually impaired 6-13 year olds, providing $1.25 million with $500,000...Read more

Living History

What You Are Doing Interview a senior citizen, veteran, or grandparent about their role in wars, and help document their lives and stories for future generations. Why it matters! Life looked very different for people who are now senior citizens. Some of these people were born during, or even fought in, World War 2, The Korean War, The VietnamWar, the Persian Gulf War and the Iraq War. While history books can tell us the outcomes of these wars,...Read more

Make Every Vote Count

There are over 44.7 million senior citizens in the US and their opinions matter, especially on issues that affect them, like Social Security and Medicare. Organize your friends or family and help register seniors in your community to vote for important issues that directly impact them...Read more
generationOn Collective Thinking Project Guide

Collective Thinking

Too often in life, we focus on the things that are going wrong, or making us feel bad. But that doesn't have to be the case! Challenge your community to remember and reflect on the fact that the world is full of kindness, love, and compassion by holding a brainstorm to reflect on how they are making a difference in their school, community, or world, and they'll be able to see everyone else's responses!Read more

Do the Senior Shuffle!

Did you know that 1 in 5 seniors are clinically depressed? Older adults who exercise have better physical health and experience less anxiety and depression. However, by age 75 about 1 in 3 senior citizens do not get any physical activity. What can you do? Organize a dance at your local senior center! Boost everyone's mood by playing fun music and busting a move. All you need is people, a playlist, and a place to party!Read more

22 Ways to Brighten a Senior Citizen's Day

You don't have to hold a rally or fundraiser to make a difference (though it's certainly not a bad idea!). Simple interactions can change a senior citizens' day and make a lasting impact on youth. Let's connect children to wisdom and important mentors they'll remember for life by encouraging them to act on one of these 22 ideas! Challenge yourself to: 1. Ask a senior to teach them how to cook a favorite recipe. 2. Set aside 10 minutes during the...Read more

JOIN HANDS DAY

Participate in National JOIN HANDS DAY on the first Saturday of May. This national day of service brings youth and adults together to plan, organize and implement community projects. These intergenerational projects build relationships that create confidence, trust and respect for people of all ages. To celebrate this day of service, bring together diverse communities to hold a community yard sale. Donate the proceeds to a worthy cause of your...Read more

Puzzles to Remember

Did you know that Alzheimer's patients who engage in simple mental activities, such as doing puzzles, can slow down their loss of brain function. Help seniors fight Alzheimer's by doing puzzles with them and by donating puzzles to organizations that serve seniors. Click on the link to download project instructions:Read more
Be My Valentine Kits - service projects for kids

Be My Valentine Kits

This year, help others make cards for those their loved ones! Make Be My Valentine Kits to provide other kids with the resources they need to make cards to give away. Help empower kids in need to spread the love to the cared ones in their lives by providing craft materials and instructions. Follow the instructions below! If you'd like to make cards yourself to give away, get instructions for our Valentine's Day Care Cards project here.Read more
Valentine's Day service projects for kids

Valentine's Day Care Cards

Spread the love in your community this Valentine's Day! Help people in your area have a cheerful holiday by creating caring cards for local seniors, veterans, first responders, or kids and families at a nearby homeless shelter. If you're interested in providing other kids with the resources they need to make cards for their loved ones, get instructions for our Be My Valentine Kits project here.Read more

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