OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — Nearly 16 million Americans 65 and older are living alone; on a day like Valentine’s Day, where everyone is celebrating love, it's easy to feel lonely.
Dozens of volunteers from LifeLoop gathered to share a little love Friday with 500 seniors in Omaha. They’re working as a part of the national movement #CupidsCrew.
“Valentine’s Day can be a day for a lot of adults and a lot of seniors [to] be very lonely,” said Andrea Clauson of LifeLoop. “Aging is a beautiful thing but in reality, it can be very lonely and isolating.”
A single rose, and a little time, means the world to them.
“Maybe this wasn't supposed to make me cry so much,” a Brookstone Meadows senior said.
“You are such a sweetheart,” Clauson replied. “Valentine’s Day is a day of love so it can be emotional sometimes.”
#CupidsCrew is happening in 500 cities across the United States. Their goal is to deliver 50,000 roses to seniors.
“This generation of older adults are amazing people,” Clauson said. “They are so thoughtful. A little bit goes a long way with them. It just really warms your heart.”