In this life, you're fortunate if you can count your friends on one hand. What about the seniors among us? Does this saying still apply? When you factor in advanced years, limited social interaction, challenging environmental settings, and poor health, five sure seems like a high number.
It's not uncommon for seniors, those dearest to us included, to keep hidden the suffering. It's perhaps a lifetime of caring for others that could play into this last grasp for dignity. Fixed income heightens the despair. It comes down to choice, with medicine often winning over food, in the game of, "Which is more important this month?" We all talk about making a difference and while monetary donations and volunteering are so very much appreciated and obviously help us to get the all-important nourishment to seniors, we ask you to please go one crucial step further. Reach out to seniors. With companionship, seniors thrive. Without it, loneliness can have deadly consequences.
Show a senior you care today, and every day!