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Old 11-26-2010, 04:42 AM
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I totally agree with you! I volunteer in an organization that helps older people to be able to live on their own, even as they reach a great age. What I think is really important is helping get groceries! As it gets snowy, icy or slippery, the people I take care of don't dare to go out getting food! this makes them very week, and in cold winters, way more people die then in warmer days...
I think it would be good to look after old people around you, maybe small things like asking if you could bring anything from the store as you are going there, make children get food for them for a christmas good deed, or invite them to participate in things, for they can get really lonely locked in by the cold...

thank you kelly ann for raising this problem! Here in Holland there's also a great lot of old people unable to get to the winters alone!
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