Just ask any romantic comedy heroine, being alone on Valentine's Day can be a real bummer. It is for seniors experiencing loneliness, too. Or, like, all holidays, it can be something even more heartbreaking: just another day of the year.
For those of us invested in improving the lives of older adults, however, it is a golden opportunity to show them that they're not alone. Here are just a few small (and non-caloric!) things that anyone can do for or with an older person to show the love – on Valentine's Day or any day.
And, of course, sometimes just spending a few minutes talking to an older person and allowing them to tell you a little bit about them and their lives, can make all the difference in the world.
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