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Engaging with older people at Christmas

Engaging with older people at Christmas

Engaging with older relatives can be difficult for some people - so we have made a list of ways to easily connect with them.

  1. Find out what is already planned in your community for older people this Christmas – you and your family may be able to become involved.
  2. Call or visit an older person that you know, ask them if they need help with Christmas shopping or transport to and from Christmas events.
  3. Deliver a gift to older neighbours in your street, make sure they are invited and welcomed to any street parties or community social events you are involved in.
  4. Invite an older neighbour or friend to accompany your family to your local Christmas carol event.
  5. Older people still wish to feel useful – involve your older neighbours, friends or family in any volunteering that you are doing this Christmas.
  6. If you attend church, invite an older friend, neighbour or family member to attend with you on Christmas Day.

The Salvation Army acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.

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