Honor the Elderly

There is honor involved in the aging process, because growing old is normally accompanied by increased wisdom and experience. “Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life.” (Proverbs 16:31). “They still bear fruit in old age; they are ever full of sap and green,” (Psalm 92:14) Senior citizens have a lifetime of experience and great wisdom to convey which will grow the knowledge of the younger generation.  

The bible tells us through scripture that we are to honor the elderly.  “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.” (Exodus 20:12)  ‘You shall rise up before the grayheaded and honor the aged, and you shall revere your God; I am the Lord.”  (Leviticus 19:32)

Helping a Senior in Your Community
Remain Independent and Healthy

Seniors of all ages can lead active, healthy lives with the right care and lifestyle choices, but they just need a little help from friends and loved ones to stay on the right track. If a senior doesn’t have anyone nearby, they might rely on assistance from people in their community. If you have a senior friend who could use a little help in staying healthy and vital, there are several simple things you and your community can do for them, starting with these suggestions courtesy of Praise-and-Worship.com

Ensure Nutritious Meals

An essential part of senior well-being is eating healthy. Help a senior prepare a nutritious meal or connect them with services that can support them.

Help Them Stay Safe

As seniors age in place, they’ll need to take precautions to ensure their well-being.

Keep Them Active and Independent

If seniors are going to live at home safely and comfortably, they’ll need to remain connected to loved ones, stay strong, and have reliable means of transportation.

Connect Them with Helpful Home Services

Whether their home is large or small, hiring help for some of the most tedious and arduous chores takes a few to-dos off their plate and ensures they don’t injure themselves doing work around the home. If you’re an entrepreneur, you may even develop your own business ideas on how to help seniors with changing needs.

Helping a senior in your community can have a big impact on their quality of life. Talk to the members of your community about other ideas for helping older adults.

AUTHOR: Beverly Nelson created Stand Up For Caregivers, which aims to protect and advocate for the health and well-being of adult caregivers. Her goal is to build the website into an online community for caregivers. She works as an office manager and is the primary caregiver to her 83-year-old mother. She lives in San Diego with her husband, Anthony, and has two grown children.

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