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Here’s a way to help seniors in isolation

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I saw this posted to Facebook, and it’s a great way to be a Impact Christian wherever you may be.

“Our neighbor is older and lives alone so I gave her three color pieces of paper for her window which faces our kitchen window. Green is for ‘I’m OK,’ yellow for ‘I need help with an errand,’ and red for emergency. I call it Isolation Communication.”

It’s cheap, simple to implement, and can be used year-round to communicate with home-bound neighbors.

A phone call every few days would be helpful to ensure that the neighbor hasn’t fallen or had a medical emergency and can’t change the signs.

Otherwise, get a child to draw seven different pictures on separate green sheets, one for each day. That way you know the person is really okay.

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Greg Gerber

A native of Wisconsin who moved to Arizona in 2009, Greg Gerber is a DODO -- Dad of Daughters Only -- to three grown daughters. He worked as a journalist for many years before pursuing a career as a faith-based writer, author, coach and speaker. Greg is the author of Pornocide: How Lust is Killing Your Faith, Stealing Your Joy and Destroying Your Life.

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