Reducing social isolation for older people

Many people, after a lifetime of contributing to society, are socially isolated in their older years.  There are too many older people reporting that they are lonely or depressed.  What can we do?  Just saying hello to people as you walk by is one small step that everyone can do.  Communities need to be more inclusive, asking 'What is important to older people?'  More information is in the article below.

http://www.dailylife.com.au/news-and-views/dl-culture/why-we-should-place-more-value-on-the-company-of-elders-20151118-gl2fci