Posted on Nov 01, 2013
This month, we want to focus on celebrating our nation’s heroes – veterans. Do you have a special veteran in your life? When was the last time you asked them about their experience in the service or gave them a little gift to show your appreciation? Take a look at these easy, yet meaningful, ways to show a veteran you care.
A simple “Thank You”– Sometimes a simple thank you can make all the difference in the world. Next time you see a veteran, make sure to thank them for their service. It takes two seconds, but it can provide incredible happiness.
Volunteer – You can volunteer your time to show your gratitude. Wounded Warriors and Veterans Crisis Support are just two groups that are looking for volunteers.
Listen – Sometimes just listening to a veteran talk about their past is the best gift of all. You will also find they have some of the most interesting stories to tell!
On Monday November 11th, America will honor its veterans. You may have someone to honor right in your own family. As many loved ones age, they enjoy talking about their past. If you have a veteran in your family, make sure to ask them questions about their days in the military. Ask them to share several of their favorite stories with you. Bring the grandchildren along to hear the stories. You will be surprised at how interested they are in listening.
Maybe your loved one is interested in doing some volunteer work. The organizations listed above are a great place to start looking. Finding ways to keep busy is so important for seniors and volunteering is a wonderful way to fill in some extra time during the day.
Finally, if you or a loved one served in the military, you should be aware that there are several benefits that may be available to you. For more information, please call your local Senior Helpers Home Care office at (732)866-4488.