September 21 marks the International Day of Peace. While the underlying message on this day of one of ending war and violence, it’s transformed into a day when anyone can make life a better place by thinking of others despite differences.
International Day of Peace dates back to 1982. Over the years, it has been celebrated in several ways. There have been concerts to raise awareness or donations for a non-profit organization like Kids4Peace or area food shelves.
On this year’s International Day of Peace, take a small step. You can start small and pay it forward. Do something nice for your parent or an elderly neighbor. That one act of kindness may trigger additional acts that help boost feelings of acceptance in your neighborhood or town.
How Do You Pay it Forward?
With pay it forward acts, you do something nice for someone who needs help. Instead of accepting a gift, you tell the recipient to just pay it forward. If you mow an elderly neighbor’s lawn, instead of accepting a loaf of homemade bread, you tell them not to worry about paying you. They can do something nice for someone else.
That bread the elderly neighbor was going to go to you is instead given her neighbor who is a single mom. She couldn’t afford bread this week, so the loaf of bread will ensure they have food for their kids each morning for a week. She’s also told to pay it forward and the cycle repeats.
To pay it forward, look at things that many seniors struggle with. Help them clean gutters, mow a lawn, fix a loose rail, or secure a loose board on a deck. Help clear a garden of dead plants or set up a compost pile.
Kindness Starts at Home
Are your parents aging at home? How often do you help them with daily activities? Many adults spend hours each week helping their elderly moms and dads. It’s stressful balancing work, raising a family, spending time with friends, and providing elderly care.
Caring for your parents is an act of love. It’s also easy to burn out if you don’t take time for your own emotional and personal care. To ensure you have time to focus on your own needs, look into elderly care services.
Caregivers are happy to spend time with your mom and dad. They can cook, clean, and escort your parents to appointments and area businesses. Get started today. Call an elderly care agency.
If you or an aging loved-one are considering Elderly Care in Media, PA, please contact the friendly staff at Suma Home Care. Call today: 484-200-7347
Ibrahim recently completed a Professional Certificate in Management; He is currently pursuing a Masters in Business Administrations (MBA) at a prestigious university in the UK.
With their passion for helping others and a strong background in customer services and clinical care, Ibrahim and his wife started assisting individuals in their homes.
Since started and operating Suma Home Care in 2010 in the basement of their home, Suma Home Care has provided professionals who work endlessly in providing clients with the highest quality of care, while enabling clients to maintain dignity, comfort and safety in their homes.
Suma Home Care, serves four counties in Pennsylvania, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery and Philadelphia. Ibrahim is firmly connected to his local community and is always looking for ways to give back whenever the opportunity presents itself.
Ibrahim enjoys spending time with his wife and children, travelling and enjoys sports.
Mariama Suma-Keita BSN RN
Born in Sierra Leone west Africa, relocated to America in 1999 from a civil war and settled since in the U.S.A as a Naturalized citizen Graduated from National school of nursing with an associate , and completed BSN in Nursing from Immaculata University graduated with Honor roll Alpha Lambda sigma, After escaping the war served as a refugee nurse in Gambia and Guinea to other displaced refugees before coming to America.
In the states started in Homecare then then transition into hospital, worked in Jefferson hospital as a Registered nurse on Tele and general medsurg floor, also worked in Einstein hospital as an oncology transplant nurse , I realized that I enjoy working with patients so much and believe in quality and compassionate care one at a time dealing with an holistic approach in caring for patients and family in a familiar environment called home , I see the impact and progress when they’re home , it makes them feel relax and progress fast with recovering at home. As a nurse and entrepreneur I understand that dedication to meeting people and families needs is a priority, and able to foster relationships with family and patients that is professional and friendly to help them stay and settled home as a desire.
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