Numerous studies sadly confirm that close to 60% of seniors are without regular visitors. That’s why, from December 12th to the 23rd, the fans team up with Seahawks Legends as we all work together to remind every senior that they are loved and cherished.
Our mission is to inspire each and every fan to give at least one act of kindness to a senior during these 12 days.
Here are some ideas:
- Make Hot Chocolate
- Help with Christmas Decorations
- Make Cookies
- Listen to their Stories
- Invite them to Dinner
- Fix something that’s broken
- Go for a Holiday Lights tour
- Bring a holiday bouquet
- Hang a wreath on their door
- Create a photo album of special moments
- Gift them a cozy blanket
- Watch the SEAHAWKS game with them
We’ll Be Visiting! Will you join us?
Together with some of pro football’s most legendary players, representatives from Answers for Elders and NFL Legends will be visiting seniors in Greater Puget Sound, including:
How It All Began
The 12 Days of Goodness was created by Suzanne Perkins Newman, a lifelong Seattle Seahawks fan, who used to share games with her father as an original season ticket holder. Her father had one dream: For the Seahawks to win the Lombardi Trophy. Yet her father was never able to see that day, as he passed away in 2002.
Suzanne went on to care for her mom for the last six years of her mother’s life. Because she found online resources so limited, she founded Answers for Elders to support families as they are navigating through the complex and complicated world of senior care.
Today, Suzanne is the host of Answers for Elders Radio Show, heard on three Seattle stations, with a reach throughout Western Washington. Her passion for seniors and the Seahawks are the cornerstones of the 12 Days of Goodness!
Recognizing that the holiday season is especially difficult for seniors – most of whom receive no regular visitors, and have lost so many of their friends and relatives – Suzanne decided to bring some cheer into their lives. She created The 12 Days of Goodness, to bring joy and touch the hearts of seniors!
For 12 days in December, with the help of Seahawks Legends, Seahawks fans are encouraged to be more mindful of their senior loved ones during the holidays, and throughout the year. We encourage you to give at least one act of kindness to a senior during these 12 days.
Now in our fifth year, we now feature over 30 events throughout Greater Puget Sound, and will be featuring over 25 Seahawks Legends visiting the various senior communities, including Steve Raible, Norm Johnson, Jordan Babineaux, Joe Tafoya, Nesby Glasgow, Manu Tuiasosopo, Dave Wyman and Paul Johns – who joined her in visiting local senior centers and retirement communities in the greater Seattle and Puget Sound area.
Will you join us?
About Answers for Elders
Answers for Elders believes that no one should have to experience navigating taking care of your senior loved one feeling alone and unsupported. Let’s face it. Navigating senior care is truly a daunting world. How do we really know if we are making the right decisions for our senior loved ones? There are so many things we face, and yet, if we knew what to prepare for in advance, things wouldn’t be such a crisis every time something happens that we have to step in and make decisions!
AnswersForElders.com was created by Suzanne Perkins Newman, an adult family caregiver walking the same path, caring for her mom. Because she found on-line resources so limited, she created an on-line community that will support you on your journey. We are a resource portal of answers that you need most, not only to learn what the issues are that you need to face, but even more- finding the local businesses that you can work with in your own local community.
Now the host of the Answers for Elders Radio Show, Suzanne brings vetted experts and providers to share their expertise with our community.
Join us on Saturdays at 1PM on
- 820AM KGNW- The Word Seattle
- 1300AM KKOL- The Wall Street Business Network
- 1590AM KLFE- The Answer
For more information, visit AnswersForElders.com.
Our Media Sponsor
We are thrilled to partner with CAREAGE who have sponsored over 600 Public Service Announcements heard on radio throughout Western Washington! CAREAGE is hosting six events in 2017, and provides senior living for seniors in every stage of their aging.
Nationally based in Gig Harbor, Careage has a specialized understanding of the culture of our military veterans. Patriot’s Landing is in the back yard of Joint Base Lewis McCord provides specialized service and a culture geared toward serving military veterans, their significant others, and the civilian population that resides around the area.
Local CAREAGE Washington State Communities include:
- Patriot’s Landing- Dupont, WA
- Patriot’s Glen- Bellevue, WA
- Mission Healthcare- Bellevue, WA
- Mission Healthcare- (Opening Soon) Renton, WA
- Careage Home Health- Bellevue and (Opening Soon in Tacoma)
Let’s Raise the Bar Together!
The 12 Days of Goodness runs from December 12th through December 23rd. Join us in making the holiday season a better time for all of us.