Some of the most at-risk are the elders. It’s the people who have lived their lives honorably, raised kids, mentored younger generations, contributed for decades to the taxation system, and endured good times and…not so good times. Their health in many cases is fragile, compromised, and complicated.
Some lack transportation or can’t drive. Some are not able to venture out of their homes. They can’t get around like they used to.
No matter how you look at it, it’s the elders that are especially at risk.
If you know of someone elderly on or off the Reservation, provide a small act of generosity and kindness.
Recognize them and have compassion for them.
With every compassionate society one of the mainstays is care for the elderly, the infirm, and the helpless.
Don’t allow the elderly to become isolated and sealed off. They are someone’s grandmother, grandfather, father, mother, brother, sister, etc.
Show them they still are connected to all of us.