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How to Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day

How to Celebrate National Senior Citizens Day

Happy August 21st, or as we like to call it, National Senior Citizens Day! National Senior Citizens Day is an entire day dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the contributions of our nation’s senior citizens. Whether it’s your parents, grandparents or a loved one, today is the day to show your appreciation for the lives they’ve lived.

How can you celebrate National Senior Citizens Day? We’re glad you asked. We have some ideas on how to honor senior citizens today, this week and for more times to come.

1. Reach out to those in your life.
First and foremost, celebrate National Senior Citizens Day by honoring the elderly members of your life. Reach out and connect with them today either in person, over the phone or (for the tech-savvy) online.

Oftentimes for the elderly, living on their own or in a community space can end up feeling lonely, so connecting with their friends and family members is a great way for them to be involved and feel appreciated. Take some time today to reach out, engage and build a positive relationship with the mature friends and family members of your life.

2. Volunteer at a retirement home.
Retirement homes are always looking for volunteers to help entertain, engage with or even care for their residents. What skills and talents do you have to offer? Often, these might be something as simple as the skill of conversation.

Volunteering at a retirement home shows you care about the senior citizens in your community. Not only will it help improve their day, but it can improve yours as well by building new relationships and having positive interactions with others.

3. Visit a hospital.
For those elderly citizens who might not get to spend today or many days with their friends and family members, see how you can get involved by visiting and volunteering with a local hospital. Cheer someone up by bringing little treats, offering care or just having a conversation. Today and every day, you can brighten up a senior citizen’s life by comforting and encouraging them during a difficult time.

4. Find a hobby to do together.
If you’re looking for a fun and rewarding time together, find a hobby you can do alongside a senior citizen in your life. Whether this is playing the piano, working on a puzzle or any other number of things doesn’t matter—the most important thing is you have fun together.

Try learning something new or, better yet, teaching something new to embrace a different experience. Hobbies are an awesome way of connecting people across generations, so see what you can do with the elderly loved ones in your life.

5. Research your family history.
Finally, celebrate National Senior Citizens Day by researching your own family history and learning about your heritage. What better way to honor the elderly among us than learning more about those who have gone before? Research and outline your family history for a surprise gift to a senior family member, or for your own benefit at home. See what you can find out and celebrate today by remembering the past.

This August 21st, embrace your mature friends and family members by honoring National Senior Citizens Day. Try out some of our ideas to celebrate today, and keep it going throughout the week and into the rest of the year.

SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

Dear Clients & Supporters,

As you may have heard, our office in Pueblo was maliciously vandalized by an unidentified gunman, just after midnight on the evening of June 2nd.

Footage from our security cameras shows an initially calm scene, before what appears to be a man walking by nonchalantly, hands tucked in pockets, suddenly stopping and turning to withdraw a firearm. The gunman then starts dashing, firing shot after shot directly at our storefront.

This person and their weapon have caused immense harm. Financially, the estimated damage exceeds $25,000. The same bullets that shattered glass and pierced through walls have wounded our hearts. However, the cost of this emotional damage cannot be measured in dollars. If there is a silver lining, it’s that nobody was physically hurt - or worse. For that, we’re eternally grateful.

To be clear, this individual and this destructive act, are not linked to the Black Lives Matter movement or protests of any kind. Unfortunately, we believe this anger to be rooted locally in a conflict between a tenant and their disgruntled clients.

In the wake of the ongoing pandemic and riots spurred by civil unrest nationwide, we know things are uncomfortable right now. We know people are upset and hurting. We're hurting too.

As much as it pains us to board up these windows and doors and close our building, we have no other choice but to do so until we can get them fixed. Despite our office being closed, rest assured, we are still working.

While the need for our services grows, so does our need for your support. In fact, we need you now more than ever. Whether it's time or a monetary donation, anything you can do to help us continue promoting healthy, vibrant neighborhoods across Southern Colorado is not only sincerely appreciated; it's vital to actualizing our mutual goals as a community. You can make your contribution, securely and conveniently online at https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/donate.html or to submit interest in volunteering please visit https://nwsoco.org/how-to-help/volunteer.html.

We want you to know, we will be back, and we will continue to fight for a better Southern Colorado. To get there, more of us need to change. Amidst these changes, one thing will remain certain: our commitment to serving you and the entire Southern Colorado community.

The pain we feel now will pass, just like the time we have with those we love. Remember to take care of each other. If this unprecedented time has taught us anything, it’s that we need each other more than we could have ever known.


SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT:

A Message about Our Services in Light of Coronavirus (COVID-19) – UPDATED 06/09/2020

NeighborWorks Southern Colorado cares about the health and safety of our customers, staff, and community partners. Out of an abundance of caution, we are suspending in-person workshops and counseling appointments temporarily. We will continue to provide homebuyer education and counseling services virtually, and you can reach our employees by phone or email. We will not be receiving visitors to our office until further notice.

We are in the process of contacting customers registered for our Homebuyer Education Workshops or scheduled for an in-person counseling appointment to make other arrangements. If you need to reach us, please call (719) 544-8078.

We are monitoring the news closely and taking advantage of this time to do updates and upgrades to our building to better serve you when we re-open; we will post updates about our services to this website. Thank you for choosing NeighborWorks Southern Colorado as your trusted partner and first choice for homebuyer resources in Southern Colorado.

06/09/2020

Please take precautionary measures... Be safe and stay healthy

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