Name: Adopt a Grandpa/ma
Size: Solo or Small
Description: This is not always an easy one, but if you live some where where there are lots of older people around at least try talking to them. This is something I have had the pleasure of doing. It started one Christmas when I met my soon to be adopted grandpa walking our street looking for a friend (who lived on the street) to give a small Christmas present too. They weren't at home so my housemate (a Christmas orphan like me) invited him in for a cup of tea. We had a bit of a chat and said come back again if you are in the area, and he did. Pretty soon he was coming over just to say hello to both of us. It wasn't something I set out to do it just happened, so it's not a recipe for success. None the less there are plenty of people who could do with someone to talk to in our crowded world.
If you have any other ideas let me know!