Everyone has times during the week when they tend to feel most alone. Evenings – weekend evenings in particular – can be tough. Make a standing date with me to go to a movie or out for dinner, or invite me to join you in taking a fun weekly class.
I’m lonely. Invite me to your house for lunch or dinner or coffee regularly. The companionship, not the gourmet food, is what matters most.
Buy tickets in advance to a play, symphony, or sporting event that we can enjoy together. This gives me something to anticipate.
Instead of lecturing my husband and me to “get out of the house and do something fun” after I had a miscarriage, some friends sent us dated coupons for a dinner at our favorite restaurant and movie coupons. That gift helped get us out of the house.
Invite me to walk and talk on a regular basis – great therapy for the mind, body, and soul.
When I was too weak to walk but still enjoyed getting out, my friends took me for walks, to lunch, and shopping via a wheelchair.