Aide to Elderly

In this activity, children volunteer to help the elderly in their community.

Directions

Many elderly people would appreciate help with household chores and errands. Here are some services that you could offer:

  • Taking out the garbage
  • Housecleaning
  • Exercising the dog
  • Going to the Post Office
  • Washing laundry
  • Sweeping driveways and paths
  • Opening mail and reading it out loud
  • Returning books to the library
  • Making telephone calls
  • Preparing snacks or meals
  • Loading and emptying the dishwasher
  • Making beds
  • Cleaning windows
  • Accompanying them on walks
  • Weeding

To find elderly people who may need your help, contact retirement homes, community services, and elderly day care centers.

Note:Check with your own grandparents about jobs and errands they would most like help with. Offer your services free to them in return for a letter of reference.

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