Rhoades encourages youth to connect with older adults
September 17, 2020
Older adults who live alone can be at risk of feeling lonely or isolated. The older adults in our community may be more vulnerable to those feelings as we continue to face the challenges of a pandemic. Nora Rhoades, youth development agent, encourages Post Rock District 4-H members to "Adopt an older adult" and discover the value in developing a friendship with an older adult. Our older generation has a lot to offer us. As Sara Grout, social worker for Senior Life Enrichment said, "There's a great opportunity to learn and grow both ways if we can help people make those connections."