We all need a bit of company. To make people feel less lonely is a noble task which we shall perform, especially for the elderly.
We can be in touch with them through phone, email or in person. The basic is to make them realize that they are important, valuable. We can offer to take them out & be available.
It sounds very normal when you ask them how are they feeling however in their age, it is indeed a pleasure to have someone to ask THAT question – How are you?
Missing a visit or phone call can be highly disappointing for them as they depend & eagerly wait for that one conversation.
We shall also encourage them to try something new, may be technology, art, entertainment which will keep them happy. We shall ask everyone else also to participate & contribute in the smallest possible way which can even be hosting a Sunday lunch.