Celebrating National Senior Independence Month

February is not just about Valentine’s Day; it’s also a time to honor our seniors and their independence. National Senior Independence Month is a special opportunity where we can recognize and love on the aging seniors in our community. It’s the perfect opportunity to learn more about how you can help your senior loved ones retain their independence for longer.

Did you know that Senior Independence Month has been around since the 1800s? Back in those days they experienced big changes in society which made a lot of people feel isolated. To help these senior individuals, groups of women and churches started the first homes for their senior citizens.

This month, let’s celebrate the resilience and spirit of our seniors as they continue to live life to the fullest in their own homes as long as possible. 💙🏠💚

There are many ways to support senior independence. Simple acts like checking in on our aging neighbors, offering a helping hand with groceries or household tasks, or simply spending time chatting and listening can make a world of difference.

Would you like to make an effort to create an environment where seniors feel valued and empowered? Then join our volunteer team. You can get more details HERE and sign up to get started this month!

Encouraging physical activity is also a great way for seniors to remain independent. Whether it’s taking a leisurely stroll in the park or community trails, joining a gentle exercise class, or practicing yoga, staying active promotes strength, flexibility, and overall well-being.

Above all, let’s celebrate the wisdom, experience, and contributions of our seniors. They have lived rich and full lives, and their stories and perspectives enrich us all. This National Senior Independence Month, let’s show our appreciation and support for the independence of our elder community.

Learn more about how you can help your senior loved ones to retain their independence: