5 Ways to Be a Good Neighbor to a SeniorIt could be grabbing a package on their porch or periodically trimming their hedges in the summer months. No matter the help you provide, the most important thing remains the same: being a caring neighbor.
When’s the last time you’ve chatted with your older adult neighbor? Do you know their name? Are they able to drive or get out of the house regularly?
While you may not know the answer to all of these questions right now, there’s a good chance that by stepping up and showing them kindness, you will – and will likely make a new friend in the process.
Here are 5 suggestions on how to be a better neighbor to a senior:
- Say hello and smile – The easiest way to make someone smile is to smile at them.
- Drop them a card – Whether you know them or not, a few written words mean a lot and shows you are a great neighbor who is looking out for them.
- Cut grass or weed whack – If you’re out doing your own yard and have the time, why not do theirs?
- Watch their house – Have you seen them recently? Are their lights on? Make sure everything appears to be okay.
- Knock on the door – If you’re outside on a walk, drop by and introduce yourself and start a conversation.
How were you a good neighbor this week? Let us know in the comments.
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