We hear a lot of bad news. We should work as hard at finding good news. Something I really like is spending time at the nursing home. That is their home and they like visitors. So they do not often hear all the news of the day.
They like to hear things that go on. Share a news tidbit with them and it adds to their life.
You could visit with someone there. Do it sooner on your list of things to do. Because sad but true, the resident you plan to see may pass away before you get a chance to tell them they are still vital in the setting they are in.