Gifts of Time

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Last Modified: December 1, 2008

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  • Treat them to lunch.
  • Treat them to a movie.
  • Take them on a nature walk or an outing in the city.
  • Take photos of the patient's health care team and record them in a special memory book with quotes from friends, family, doctors, and nurses.
  • Promise to assist with daily chores. Make a "home-made" gift certificate for any of the following:
  • Take out their trash
  • Help with the laundry or ironing
  • Provide home-cooked meals (Organize a "cooking circle" with a group of friends whereby one person brings a meal to their home each night.)
  • Offer transportation to and from treatments
  • Provide child care
  • Wrap gifts
  • Shop
  • Decorate
  • Help with Holiday baking
  • Help to maintain the patient's volunteer activities (Scouting, church groups, civic groups, school activities)
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