Dealing with senior citizens can be a difficult situation just because they are going through a big transition in their life. But also the stigma that is carried with being a senior is somewhat of a negative one. The typical stereotype is that they are not capable of doing much; they have to be watched after like if they were little kids, and they just don't have energy to do things. However I feel like this is a stigma that needs to be changed in order for elderly people to be able to incorporate themselves in the community in a positive way. Other things that can be done by community leaders to help seniors become more of a part of society is setup activities where elderly people can interact with the community maybe during a game night. Also I think it would be helpful to have a program set up where elderly people are in charge of a group where they share how they have overcome struggles that younger people deal with like a divorce, death in the family, or overcome an addiction. This idea to me seems ideal because it allows seniors to share their personal experiences and possibly impact the lives of others. They also can help seniors feel accomplished and needed rather than a burden. I also think that it will be helpful if some seniors held a leadership role within the community to show that even seniors can continue to be a leader in the community. I think another cool idea might be for there to be a program set up where kids who don't have grandparents can spend time with an elderly person just so they can keep each other company and do activities together like planting a garden or going to watch a movie. Overall I feel seniors are mostly happy and glad to be part of any activities that can help out people which is why we see so many volunteering at hospitals and shelters. I believe any way they can contribute to the community is a win win situation for both the community and the elderly.