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Notable Charities That Benefit the Elderly

By Jennifer Thompson, 9:00 am on

You might not be surprised to learn that there are various charities that do amazing things for seniors. While your senior family member may be hesitant to accept help from a charity, these programs can accommodate your loved one’s needs. Nashville home care providers can recommend some helpful charities you may want to consider getting your senior loved one involved with.

Socks for Seniors

For seniors who are living alone, Socks for Seniors is a great charity to be involved with. Each senior enrolled in the program gets a visit from a cheerful volunteer who will spend some time providing companionship for your senior loved one and will even give them a pair of warm socks. Generally, the socks are bright, festive ones that are likely to bring a smile to a senior’s face. The charity’s goal is to remind seniors that someone remembers them at what can often be a lonely time of year. The campaign runs from October to December each year, and you can help by donating collected socks or by giving a monetary donation to their website: socksforseniors.org.

Alzheimer’s Foundation of America

This foundation helps seniors affected by Alzheimer’s and their families. The program helps locate intellectually stimulating programs for those with Alzheimer’s, including seniors who receive Nashville Alzheimer’s home care. The program also offers respite care for seniors, which is customized to suit the level of his or her condition and gives family caregivers the time they need for themselves. The organization also offers help to families of those affected by arranging support groups, recommending help hotlines, promoting free memory screenings, and extending educational resources to help seniors and their loved ones learn how to live with Alzheimer’s. Volunteers can donate time or services and get more information at alzfdn.org.

Oasis

The Oasis organization strives to help seniors aged 50 and over keep their minds, bodies, and social lives active. The charity provides a variety of classes, hobbyist pursuits, and organized activities on a rotating basis to keep seniors busy. Some of the programs are intergenerational, such as the tutoring program, where seniors can give back by helping children learn to read. Nine U.S. cities across the country are currently home to an Oasis center, and there are also online programs available for seniors who don’t live near center that they can get involved with. Learn how to donate your time or enroll a senior at oasisnet.org.

Honor Flight Network

This program works to take veterans on completely free trips to Washington, D.C. as a special thanks for the senior’s service. The charity gives priority to the oldest veterans and is currently focusing on veterans who served in WWII and those who have a terminal illness. Senior veterans from any conflict are welcome to apply though, and can be put on the waiting list to receive a trip when their name comes up. You can find out how to donate or apply at honorflight.org.

Charities are an excellent way for seniors to get the help and support they need, but there are other beneficial resources available. Home Care Assistance is a local provider of hourly and live-in Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, dementia, and stroke care in Nashville. We work around the clock to provide compassionate care and assistance to Nashville seniors in the comfort and familiarity of home, whether they need help cleaning the house or require personal care assistance. Call us today at (615) 656-4999 to learn more about our care services and schedule a free consultation.