NATIONAL SHUT-IN VISITATION DAY
National Shut-In Visitation Day on February 11th serves as a reminder to bring some cheerful company to people who are unable to leave their homes. Visiting a person who is shut-in makes a positive difference in that person’s life.
Someone who is shut-in remains in their home due to physical, mental or emotional reasons. These conditions can cause a person to feel lonely, isolated, sad and cut off from the rest of the world. Sometimes they do not have family and friends available to visit and spend time with them. Many lack any kind of companionship.
We often take for granted our freedom to be able to go outside each day, go to work, eat lunch at a restaurant, work out at the gym or take a vacation. These are things that people who are shut-in are not able to experience on any day. A visit with them would brighten their day, and we could share our experiences with them.
HOW TO OBSERVE #ShutInVisitationDay
Visit a person who is shut-in due to disability or illness and brighten their day. Become a companion. Some activities you can do include:
- Play a board game
- Read a book
- Watch a favorite movie
- Work on a jigsaw puzzle
- Read the National Day Calendar and find ways to celebrate together
- Read the newspaper
- Bring a new library book and offer to return old ones
- Try a new recipe
- Take up a hobby you’ll both enjoy
- Explore your ancestry together
Use #ShutInVisitationDay to post on social media.
NATIONAL SHUT-IN VISITATION DAY HISTORY
National Day Calendar has not identified the origins of this selfless holiday.
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