Take up the challenge this Caring Hands Day
1 in 4 people aged over 65 live alone. Many don’t have any contact with anyone day-to-day.
Join us and help stop loneliness and isolation among our seniors.
Caring Hands Day is on 6 April but to us, every day is Caring Hands Day. Join us and make a difference!
The power to change lives is in your hands.
Connection with others help reduce elder abuse and mental, emotional and physical decline. Loneliness and social isolation have been linked to:
- mental illness, emotional distress and suicide
- hypertension and high blood pressure
- poor sleep and immune function
- the development of dementia
- premature death
One simple act of kindness can change everything!
Share the love and your act of kindness this #caringhandsday
Take up the challenge
Do an act of kindness
Almost 40% of older people need help getting out and about or doing things around the home.
Reach out to an elderly person in your life – relative, neighbour, someone you haven’t met yet – to say hello, do something for or with them. The smallest gesture can make a huge difference. So, what will you do?
Do an act of giving
A gift to Southcare means we can keep on caring for our community, like we have done since 1982.
Your donation helps combat loneliness and social isolation by helping us to provide a range of in-home aged care and community support services. Just like every hand, every donation makes a difference.
What will you do this Caring Hands Day?
Getting involved is easy and we’ve used our caring hands to share some ideas. Pick one. Pick a few.
But whatever you do, inspire others and share your act of kindness using #caringhandsday.
Pick up the phone
Check in and say hello to your parents, grandparents, an elderly neighbour or any loved one. Talk, listen, connect and care.
Help around the home
Go shopping for someone. Cook a meal. Do housework. Mow a lawn. Change a lightbulb. It may only be a little thing, but it can put a big smile on someone’s face.
Connect out of home
Discover a new cafe, go on a day trip, catch a movie, visit an art gallery… escape the four walls that many stay in everyday.
Do something together
Go for a walk, go fishing, do some gardening, learn a new hobby… find out what they enjoy and share your time with them.
Pay it forward
Make someone’s day! Buy them flowers, pay for their shopping, shout them a cuppa or fill their tank (and see how it fills yours too!).
Do an act of giving
Give your time and expertise to a local charity. Or donate to our Op Shop or to Southcare to make a difference to someone. If you want to help us help others, volunteer at Southcare or make a donation.
Share your act of kindness.
Inspire others and help us start to the conversation by sharing your act of kindness on your socials using #caringhandsday.