Originally Posted by harryconway
Unfortunately, there are lots of people than need help/can use a hand. Or need just a kind word. And almost everyone I know, hopes at least "someone out there cares". As they say .... Random acts of kindness ... is a good thing.
Sage advice all round, Harry.
Another option is at the other end of the scale - the "boom industry" now (and in the foreseeable future) is elder care, which also includes things like shopping, chores and companionship.