I was recently brought to tears when my husband’s great aunt confided to us that she suffers from frequent bouts of loneliness. She is not alone.
Pew Research’s “Growing Old in America: Expectations vs. Reality” reports that “about one-in-six [seniors} report they are lonely.” For those in nursing homes, the problem is more dire. The Rubins reports “More than 50% of nursing home residents have no living close relative, which may be related to the estimate that 60% of nursing home residents have no visitors.”
Brenda Boyce, the author of “The Card of the Month Club” has chosen to do her part to improve the plight of our lonely elderly. She has written a sweet little book that encourages us to reach out to our loved ones monthly by sending a card a month.
Give it a try!