Be a Friend With Privileges
As your parent’s circle becomes smaller with the passing of friends and loved ones, you can fill the gap. Make ‘em laugh. Stimulate interesting conversation and love them physically.
There’s nothing like the human touch to turn loneliness into camaraderie. Be tender and get physical with your parents - hold hands. Give a foot massage. Hug and cuddle like you’re six again. Don’t stop there. Have a juicy news nugget handy for discussion. Tell jokes. Plan to be spontaneous and you’ll get predictable results - happier parents.