Give Grandma some love for a mood boost

With 27 percent of seniors living alone, find out how you can make a big impression on their day.

Elderly woman hugging a young woman in doorway

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A little caring goes a long way, especially for the 27 percent of seniors living alone. Research shows death rates of those who are happy and connected are half those of unhappy people, so this season book some face time with Gram or Gramps.

Spread some cheer: Small gestures mean a lot: 81 percent of seniors reported a major mood boost after getting flowers — and a lunchtime visit is even better!