For Cheer Up The Lonely Day: People Who Could Use A Visit
Though it’s an epidemic, loneliness is rarely discussed. That’s no surprise, really, since those who are lonely likely already struggle with reaching out to others or opening up on a deep emotional level. But a lot of Americans report feeling terribly lonely. The way our society is setup is pretty conducive to loneliness. Many of the things that advance our society in several ways—like social media, delivery apps, and the ability to work from home—I fear move us back, socially, in many ways. Today, a lot of us can make a living and receive all the things we need to live, like groceries and entertainment, right from our home. We work on our laptops, never meeting our coworkers in real life. We order food to our home, having just a brief interaction with the delivery person. And even those who don’t do any of that may just struggle to connect with people, or have some other issue in their lives that isolates them. For Cheer Up The Lonely Day, here are some lonely people in your life who could probably use a visit or phone call.
An elderly relative
Even if your elderly relative lives in a retirement community surrounded by others, senior citizens don’t only want to spend time with their peers. Having younger people visit is a breath of fresh air—you bring an energy to their day that’s hard for them to find around other elderly individuals.