Say “Hi” to a Senior

Science shows that even small social gestures can have a positive impact on physical and emotional health. 
Elderly man excited waving through window
In the grocery store. On the street. Walking the dog. Just think about how one gesture can so easily spread smiles and positivity. And best of all, you might just help someone live a longer, happier life.

Saying “Hi” is a simple gesture, but don’t confuse simple with being unimportant. Even small social interactions may extend life and have a positive impact on health. Unfortunately, seniors are at particular risk of social isolation -- which means your casual interaction can make a big difference.