As you begin to think about your future in 2017, please read this, and then make a note on your task list to call or stop by and visit a senior friend, acquaintance, or neighbor this New Year – just to let them know you are thinking of them and to wish them the best in 2017.

I often say that when the spirit dies, the body is soon to follow. This is particularly true for older people who have endured the loss of friends and loved ones over the years. Our seniors are often a forgotten treasure. I ask you to bring a little joy – some spiritual-emotional nourishment to someone you know this season. Make it a point to let them know that you value and appreciate them.

Loneliness Can Be Deadly for Elders; Friends Are the Antidote

5-2008 Lucy and Joe