whether you are elderly or disabled, life in a nursing home can be incredibly lonely. Even in facilities with the most dedicated workers and top-quality programs, many seniors go weeks or years without contact from family or outside friends. Coupled with loss of independence and failing health, their daily existence is often one of isolation and despair. Approximately 50% of nursing home residents suffer from depression, according to the American Geriatrics Society.
but a simple act of kindness can bring great joy.
Smiles for Seniors is an all-volunteer organization dedicated to remembering our elderly and/or disabled in nursing homes through gifts and visits. We help senior citizens across Cincinnati. Making an elderly person’s day just a little brighter and happier is our ultimate goal.
You can be the light in someone's darkness. Your heart will feel lighter, too.