Visit and serve the elderly

  • Young woman helping an older woman in the kitchen


Help the elderly feel loved and appreciated.


Visit the elderly (this could be on a special occasion or holiday). Youth could visit individuals in their homes or visit an assisted-living or retirement facility. Consider preparing a short musical presentation or talent show to share. Take each elderly person a small gift or treat, or prepare songs or games to share. If visiting a facility, get approval first. You could also turn this into a service activity in which each youth performs small acts of service or kindness for an older member of the ward. Afterward, ask the youth to talk about the experience.

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