Every July, we are given the great opportunity to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for as Americans. Independence day is a special day in the United States. We celebrate with backyard barbecues and fireworks. As we gather together with family and friends for good food and great company, have you considered how you can help seniors and veterans this Independence day? Let us reflect on all of those who sacrificed so much to build our country and protect our country over the years and how we can help them.
Our senior and veteran loved ones have built up the U.S. to the great country it is today. We have much to thank them for. In planning your Fourth of July celebrations, consider taking them into account as well. For instance, many of us may overplan when purchasing fireworks. Fireworks, however, can be extremely difficult for veterans who suffer from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) to handle. If you have neighbors who are veterans, consider refraining from loud fireworks or moving to a different location before launching them.
You could also consider reaching out to senior and veteran loved ones this time of year and inviting them to one of your social gatherings. An outdoor picnic or barbecue could be just what they need after a year of unprecedented isolation due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Reconnecting your senior loved ones with friends and family, getting them some fresh air and good food, and making the effort to include them could brighten their day, week, and month.
For more information on how you can assist your senior and veteran loved ones, please reach out to our office to schedule an appointment.