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Sometimes a silent hug is the only thing to say. A hug is a handshake from the heart. And sometimes, a hug is like a boomerang - you get it back right away!
Every day, let's reach out and hug one elderly. A hug for most older people is like a bandage to their hurting wounds of loneliness and neglect by their very own, sometimes.
Join the HelpAge India's HUG (Help Unite Generations' campaign). Share your story of the impact you are making on an elder’s life and how it is helping them to grow as an individual and the change it’s bringing in you. Whenever you see an elder person sitting all alone, look again! He or she may be in your family or neighborhood or someone you’ve seen many times and is always alone. This person has one need that you can fulfill. With just one word, one smile, one HUG! Just give them a little bit of your time. These are the gestures that an elder seeks but often does not receive. The HUG Campaign encourages you to simply give a call, listen to experiences, ask how the day was and share your stories with your elder friend.