Do you remember when you were a kid or when you had a young family—the excitement of Christmas? The shopping, the presents, the meals, baking goodies, decorating, the laughter and all the fun! The holidays were a time when families gathered together to celebrate.

But, for many seniors, it can be a time of loneliness and despair. Those seniors who are unable to drive or don’t have family or friends to help them or visit them, see a very different version of “holiday cheer.” They have an ever-decreasing circle of friends. Most other people don’t understand their situation or feelings. Seniors often avoid venturing outside in inclement weather for fear of falling. They can begin to feel unwanted, not included, unimportant and unloved.