There’s a simple way to make your elderly family members happier, especially if they live alone or in a retirement home: Call them to say hello. Depending on how technologically savvy your parent or grandparent is, you can call on Skype, FaceTime, WhatsApp, Zoom, or a good old-fashioned phone call. Try to avoid talking about the quarantine. Instead, ask them for a recipe, ask them to tell you a story from the past, or ask them to recommend some music or a book for you. Ask them why they like that recipe or book, and enjoy getting to know them a little better, even from afar.