Do Something Kind For An Elderly Person

By Carolyn Flynn

adopt a grandparent

Every elderly person is someone’s Grandma or Grandpa. But the elderly don’t always live close to their family, and sadly some elderly are abandoned by their family. This weekend adopt an elderly neighbor as your neighborhood “grandma” or “grandpa” or just do something nice for an elderly person in your community. A friendly smile and hello, helping with groceries, mowing the grass, or taking the time for some pleasant conversation are all simple ways that you can make a difference in the life of an elderly person. Doing something kind for an elderly person is a great way to teach your children how to be kind to others.

As I’m preparing for the pending passing of my own grandpa I challenge each of you to spend a little extra time connecting with your grandparents and the elderly in your community.

– Carolyn Flynn

Photo courtesy of James and Jessica Tate


Carolyn Flynn is a Relationship Expert and author of Heal Your Grief, SMART Talk, and Holiday Peace And Joy.

One Response to “Do Something Kind For An Elderly Person”

  1. Carolyn Flynn says:

    My grandfather passed away the end of September. Thank you to everyone who participated in this challenge. It was a nice tribute to the memory of a man who was loved so much.

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