Veterans Day

Updated: Jan 4, 2020

Today Interiors for Seniors honors our Veterans. Many of our company employees have parents who have served in the armed forces, or they themselves have served. We are in the retirement community every day and see personally the impact this great service has done for our nation.


Kristen Hicks explains why it is important to Decorate the community:

"You’re probably already in the habit of decorating for some of the other holidays, so why not do the same for Veteran’s Day?

According to Alexis Stengel from Whitehall Manor in Pennsylvania, they go all out with the decorations: “We decorate our activity room in red, white and blue… balloons, flags and tablecloths. I set special tables for our vets, with special treats and goody bags. I also get items specific to their branch of service to hand out to each one, along with flag pins.”

At Artis Senior Living of Mason, the veterans participate to help create the decorations. Diana Cunningham explains, “All of our veterans helped to paint a large flag out of a wooden pallet and we will have that on display.”

Decorating can be a patriotic activity the residents help out with in advance of Veteran’s Day so you get the whole community in the spirit. Anyone visiting the residence will know exactly how much you value your veterans.“

“Socialization is extremely important to senior citizens, especially during the holidays. This Veterans Day, visit a local nursing home, VA hospital or assisted living community near you just to sit and talk with a resident for a little while. Older veterans are often willing to share stories about their experiences in service, as well as answer any questions you might have.

Here are a few sample questions to ask veterans if you’re unsure where to start:

  • Why did you pick the service branch you joined?

  • Were you awarded any medals? How did you get them?

  • What did you do when on leave?

  • Where did you travel while in the service?

  • Did you make any close friendships while in the service? Did you continue any of those relationships?

  • Did you join a veterans organization?

Many elderly veterans will be grateful for the chance to talk about their service; they are proud to have served their country and will feel appreciated when you want to learn more.

Spending a little bit of quality time can go a long way toward making someone’s day. Look on VolunteerMatch to find elderly volunteer opportunities at communities in your area.“

Please call Missy Donaghy @ 321-279-3301 for a FREE consultation


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