In 2003, the US Senate passed a resolution making September 28th “Good Neighbor Day”. (This isn’t a plug for State Farm Insurance.) This special day is about appreciating those who live around us no matter their age, ability, ethnicity.
This is a great day to:
Hold a block party
Get to better know your neighbors
Help a neighbor with a task
Play games with those in your neighborhood
Visit with your neighbors
Make music with your neighbors
Speaking of music, I’ve gathered a few songs about neighbors in case you feel like singing!
- People in Your Neighborhood
- Won’t You Be My Neighbor
- Hurry, Hurry Drive the Firetruck
- The People I See
For older adults:
For an intergenerational Group:
For caregivers of older adults, here are some discussions for this special day:
- What does it mean to be a neighbor?
- How does a neighbor act?
- Who were the special people in your neighborhood when you were a child? an adult?
- Tell me about your neighborhood
Please share a comment on how you are observing Good Neighbor Day. I’d like to leave you with my childhood idea of what a neighborhood was like: “The Andy Griffith Show”. Feel free to sing or whistle along with this great theme song.