Respecting and Caring for the Elderly: Virtual Mitzvah Opportunity #7

May 4, 2020, 12:01 am - 11:59 pm

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Due to COVID-19 and the Coronavirus pandemic all in person programs have been canceled or postponed until further notice. We have developed a wide array of resources available at http://bit.ly/2wU5CTS and are now offering Daily Virtual Mitzvah Opportunities.

Each day will feature a particular theme that offers ideas that can be done virtually as well as suggestions that can be implemented in the future.

All of these programs are dedicated:

  • In memory of those that have been lost to COVID-19.  We feel for each and every family and may they be comforted amongst the mourners of Zion and Jerusalem.
  • For a quick and complete recovery for those currently battling COVID-19.  We pray for you and your families.
  • In honor of the heroes and first reponders, the medical staff, delivery workers and all those serving with distinction at this much challenging time to keep us safe.  We thank you and acknowledge your courage, bravery, dedicate, commitment and sacrifice and when this is over we will never forget your leadership and personal example.

Today’s theme is: Respecting and Caring for the Elderly

You shall rise before a venerable person and you shall respect the elderly, and you shall fear your God. I am the Lord (Leviticus 19:32)                                                                                               

Today:

  1. Contact your local senior center, nursing home or assisted living facility and see what you can to actively help them and their residents at this time.
  2. Phone or video-chat with your grandparents, elderly friends and community members.
  3. Volunteer to call a senior citizen who does not have family several times a week in order to check in on them.
  4. Volunteer to do a grocery run for an older relative or neighbor.
  5. Help the elderly discover new ways to stay in touch: WhatsApp, Zoom and Facebook.

Into the future:

  1. Spend time visiting residents at a senior center, nursing home or assisted living facility.
  2. Offer to drive a senior citizen to a doctor’s appointment.
  3. Go on a walk with a senior citizen in your neighborhood.
  4. Invite a senior citizen to your home for a meal.
  5. Check in on senior citizens on your block and in your neighborhood.

If you have more ideas for this theme and/or ideas for future days please let us know by e-mailing your suggestions to info@areyvut.org.

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