ornament shop
Christmas ornaments

Collegiate Ornaments

Football Ornaments

Baseball Ornaments

Basketball Ornaments

Hockey Ornaments

All About Ornaments

Christmas Recipes & Crafts
Christmas Articles
Christmas Web Logos
Christmas Web Design
Christmas Cards
Christmas Ornaments

Animal Ornaments

Dog Breed Ornaments
Wildlife Animal Ornaments
Horse Ornament

Bear Ornaments
Bird Ornaments
Buffalo Ornaments
Camel Ornaments
Cat Ornaments
Cheetah Ornaments
Chipmunk Ornaments
Deer Ornaments
Dolphin Ornaments
Donkey Ornaments
Eagle Ornaments
Elephant Ornaments
Flamingo Ornaments
Fox Ornaments
Frog Ornaments
Giraffe Ornaments
Goat Ornaments
Gorilla Ornaments
Koala Ornaments
Lemur Ornaments
Leopard Ornaments
Lion Ornaments
Lizard Ornaments
Manatee Ornaments
Meerkat Ornaments
Monkey Ornaments
Moose Ornaments
Otter Ornaments
Owl Ornaments
Panda Ornaments
Parrot Ornaments
Peacock Ornaments
Prairie Dog Ornaments
Rabbit Ornaments
Raccoon Ornaments
Rhino Ornaments
Seal Ornaments
Sea Lion Ornaments
Shark Ornaments
Skunk Ornaments
Sloth Ornaments
Squirrels Ornaments
Swan Ornaments
Tiger Ornaments
Turtle Ornaments
Whale Ornaments
Wild Dog Ornaments
Wolf Ornaments
Zebra Ornaments

More Horse Ornaments

Miscellaneous Ornaments

Angel Ornaments
Butterfly Ornaments
Centaur Ornaments
Chess Ornaments
Dragon Ornaments
Elf Ornaments
Egyptian Ornaments
Fae Ornaments
Fairy Ornaments
Lighthouse Ornaments
Mermaid Ornaments
Merman Ornaments
Native American
Pegasus Ornaments
Pixie Ornaments
Puzzle Ornaments
Satyr Ornaments
Travel Ornaments
Unicorn Ornaments
Romantic Ornaments
Environmental Ornaments
UFO & Alien Ornaments
Dragon Ornaments
Religious Ornaments
Sunset Ornaments

Collectible Ornaments

Waterford Heirlooms
Villeroy Boch Ornaments
Wedgewood Ornaments
Fansedge
Bowling Delights
Breyer Ornaments

Sports Ornaments

Water Sport Ornaments
Golf
Sailing
Fishing
Martial Arts
Kitesurfing
Motocross
Parasailing
Scuba Diving
Soccer
Snowboarding
Surfing
Wakeboarding
Windsurfing
Race Car Driving
Boxing
More Golf
Tennis
Skating
Bowling
Camping
Kayaking

Miscellaneous

Sponsor Website
Valentine Gifts
Party Invitations
Need Gift Idea

ornaments

 

Honor Seniors

Older adults are often the best storytellers in the family. Their memories, traditions and talents are just waiting to be shared. But as we approach the holiday season, many older citizens won’t be near their families because they live far apart.

What better way to honor seniors in your family and community and pay tribute to their experiences than by undertaking a project together this holiday season. There are a wide range of projects that individuals, families, and social and service organizations can participate in with older adults. In fact, it is a great opportunity for youth-oriented organizations such as school groups or scout troops to get involved with seniors, according to Betsy Reithemeyer, director of the Wal-Mart/SAM’S CLUB Foundation, which funds thousands of projects designed to enhance the lives of older adults. This year the Foundation donated $1.45 million to more than 2,900 youth groups for projects benefiting seniors.

“These activities bring generations together, nurture friendships, encourage volunteerism, and broaden understanding and support in a community,” says Reithemeyer.

Here are a few project suggestions for this holiday season:

* Host a storytelling time for older adults to relate their favorite holiday memories.

* Visit an elderly resident of a nursing home. Many of these individuals never have a visitor at holiday time and would appreciate having someone stop by to share a smile.

*Make a holiday greeting card for residents at a retirement center.

* Make a family photo album as a holiday gift to the family, complete with dates, locations and identifications of family members. Share stories about special events the family enjoyed together.

* Construct a family tree, giving children the opportunity to learn the ancestral line of their family. Strive to preserve particular ethnic or religious beliefs and special holiday traditions.

* Ask a senior to share special talents, such as cooking, sculpting or quilting, which can be passed on to interested young people.

* Volunteer at a nutrition center or with Meals-on-Wheels to prepare and deliver holiday meals or food baskets to elderly shut-ins.

* Design a Web page about a grandparent or favorite older adult.

* Videotape an interview with a senior about his or her life. Show it at a meeting of a youth organization and invite the star of the show to attend.

* Host a game day at a senior center featuring traditional board games enjoyed by young and old alike.

Wal-Mart provides financial support to 501(c)3 youth groups for intergenerational projects every year. Each store makes a donation to fund projects such as delivering fruit baskets to shut-ins, providing lunch for grandparents at a local food kitchen, conducting oral history projects with local centenarians, and visiting nursing home residents whose family members live far away.

“Older adults are a vibrant, contributing part of our communities,” says Reithemeyer. “They have a great deal of wisdom and insight to share, and they deserve to be honored.” The Wal-Mart/SAM’S CLUB Foundation funds the many projects chosen by the company’s associates through the Wal-Mart Good Works community involvement program.

Whether you choose to do a project in a youth group, as a family, or on your own, the holidays are the perfect time to bring together youth and seniors in your community.

Courtesy of ARA Content

 


Christmas Web Design Elements
Includes: Christmas Logos, Web Templates and Stock Photos perfect for small businesses. All for only $ 59.95!




 

© Copyright 2005-2013 DR Management