Making Someone’s Day By Reaching Out to the Lonely
Gordon Goodwin is known for his original compositions, arrangements and playing with his Big Phat Band, a group of talented LA musicians. I’m a big fan. He just posted something beautiful. “My wife and I had a thought as to how we maybe do a little something to help people struggling with sad feelings during this time.” He encouraged his fourteen thousand followers to reach out to a senior or someone who is lonely over the holidays. Many older adults are socially isolated or lonely – or both – in ways that put their health at risk leading to increased risk of early death, dementia, heart disease and more, according to a 2020 report by AARP. So here’s a way we can all make someone’s day. Reach out to someone who is alone or lonely and have a visit with them. They’ll feel better and so will you, just by making someone’s day!