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posted: November 1, 2004

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Timely Tip: Yes! You May Help

?What may I do to help?? You often hear the question. Here are suggestions to provide you some relief and give cheer to the elderly. Copy this list and give it to the next person who offers to help but doesn?t know what to do.

Seniors love visiting with those of their own age group. Help arrange such a visit with a friend or group of friends.
Cabin fever sets in for anyone after a long stay at home. A drive around the countryside, or a wheelchair stroll through the park, would be welcome. It?s depressing when every outing is to the doctor?s office.
Give a caregiver respite. An afternoon, a day or a weekend away with their spouse, or alone, can give a family caregiver renewed energy and effectiveness.
Evening hours during the winter are often depressing and lonely for the elderly. Bring soup and cornbread on a cold or rainy afternoon and stay to enjoy the meal and a visit.
If you are in a rural area, perhaps the elderly patient is a retired farmer or cattleman. A drive through the pasture for a close look at cattle would cheer him.
If you live too far to visit, call. Birthdays, holidays or any day, pick up the phone and call. Talk directly to the elderly loved one, regardless of whether you can clearly understand them.
No time for a visit to see an elderly loved one? Do the next best thing. Using a video camera, film your house, going from room to room, describing as you go, ?Mom, remember this vase? It?s the one you gave us for Christmas the year we got married.? Make it personal: show the kids, the pets and each other. If you have a beautiful yard, film the flowers close up. Talk. The sound of your voice is music to your parent or grandparent.

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