With all that life demands of us, it can be difficult to find time to be neighborly. It’s not something we think about as often as we should, and many consider it a thing of the past. For the elder population, being a good neighbor was a value instilled in them as children. Unfortunately, age can make getting out and about difficult, and elders find themselves confined to their homes. If there is no family nearby to visit, feelings of loneliness and depression can occur.
If you are living near a senior, take some time to get to know them. Befriending an elder can bring great joy, wisdom, and laughter into your life. Here is a checklist of things you can do to reach out and become the best friend and neighbor they have ever had.