Befriend a Neighbor Who is Elderly

Helping each other is what a community is all about.  Often as we get older, we need help doing things we used to easily do for ourselves and we appreciate company. 

In today's society, it's not as likely as it used to be that families and relatives live near each other. So older Americans often don't have the family support they might have had in past generations.

There are many things you can do. Invite them to dinner, bring over a dessert, offer to take them shopping or on an outing, give them your phone number in case they need something or and simply ask them how you might help.

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