Home-cooked meals are gift idea #1 for seniors

By: 
Wade Young, Montgomery Messenger

Ask everyone what they’re getting the senior citizen in their life, and you’ll most likely hear: “I don’t know. They have everything.”

This is true for many folks. When you reach the golden years, you’ve lived a full life and have amassed a lot of stuff. Buying Christmas presents can be difficult.

The pandemic has made our choices harder when our senior citizens have been cut off from the outside world and human contact with loved ones. A new report by Senior Care asked 10,000 seniors if they could have anything in the world this holiday season, what would it be.

The results shouldn’t be surprising.

Their No. 1 wish is to have a home-cooked meal with family - human contact.

As bad as 2020 has been for everyone, it is far worse for our beloved seniors. They have accounted for 80 percent of COVID-19 deaths, 27 percent of seniors live alone and in a normal year nearly a third experience sadness during the holidays.

COVID-19 makes all of that even worse. Here are the top 10 gifts you can...

To see more on this story, pick up the December 17, 2020 print edition of the Montgomery Messenger.

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