As part of Mentally Healthy Norfolk month we’ve got a special event that is meant to bring a little joy to one of the marginalized communities in our society who doesn’t get the love they deserve:
We’re going to do this speed dating style — a few minutes one-on-one with the senior in front of you, then onto the next. Our goal is a lot of smiles, good conversation, and maybe even some connections that last.
The event takes place this Wednesday, from 2:30 to 3:30, at Primeplus Norfolk Senior Center in Norfolk, located at 7300 Newport Ave.
One of the major contributors toward depression and poor mental health among seniors is a feeling of isolation. You can help a senior in your community be mentally healthier, just with your happy presence.
All are invited, including the kiddos. You might just meet your new senior best friend.
To invite your pals, here is the event on Facebook.