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Pick Up Groceries for a Neighbor

Picking up groceries can be an especially kind act for an elderly neighbor who isn't able to get out much. Simply knock on their door and see if you can pick something up for them while you are at the store. This is most helpful to do when you know bad weather is approaching. Pick them up a couple of things that will help tide them over until a storm has passed so they don't have to venture out in the middle of terrible weather to get some dinner.

Benefits:

Some people have difficulty getting to the store, and then once there it can be very overwhelming to navigate all the aisles and check out counter. By offering to pick something up for someone, you are saving them a stressful trip.

Step It Up:

Instead of just picking something up, offer to bring your neighbor along! It may be that they would like to go to the store themselves but they are unable. Volunteer to pick them up on your way to the store and help them buy their groceries. To really show them that you care, offer to take them each week.

Keep It Simple:

Make it a point to keep extra groceries on hand. That way if you know a storm is approaching, you can bring them something you think they might need, or invite them over for dinner at your house.

Related Resources:

If you enjoy working with the elderly and you love food, check out the national organization Meals on Wheels.

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