Do you ever feel a little lonely? On some level, no matter how many friends we have, I think that we all do! So, today, I would like to offer 6 creative ways to fight back about loneliness. Then, I would love to hear your suggestions for staying social and connected after 60. Join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!
A lonely woman. Aren’t these powerful, dare I say, almost ugly words? Conjuring up someone pathetic, perhaps? Someone you probably don’t want to know?
On the surface, loneliness is a simple concept. You feel lonely when you don’t have enough of the right people in your life. Isn’t it that simple? Well… not really. In fact, having talked with hundreds of women in our community about their feelings on this matter, I can tell you that loneliness is a complex problem. So, today, I would like to share a few things that I have learned about loneliness. I hope that my advice will help you to find the friendship and happiness that you deserve! Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!
If I asked you to name a few of the things that could shorten your life expectancy, what would you say? Obesity? Smoking? Drinking too much? What you probably wouldn’t mention is loneliness. This is a shame because we are in the middle of a loneliness epidemic… and it is a silent killer of older adults. Today, I want to talk about this problem and offer a few potential solutions. I hope you will join us! Come join us for a cup of tea (or coffee) and a chat. And, if you enjoy the show, please tell one friend about us today. Your support means so much to me!
I was leaning back in my chair laughing so hard that I nearly fell over. My belly hurt. The six of us at our table were nearly in hysterics. It took us several minutes to get under control before the conversation continued. All of us wiped laughter tears from our cheeks. We couldn’t wait for the next story.
I listened to a program about loneliness and was struck by how much of it there is in society today. We’ve become isolated by the very technology that was designed to connect us.
Over the last few decades, governments across the world have taken an increasingly active role in promoting public health. They encourage flu shots, help to coordinate responses to epidemics, invest in basic science and more specialized medical research and create a safety net for low income families that need access to doctors.
We can be sailing along just fine – independent, self-contained, pursuing our own interests, plenty of friends, regular contact with family members, and then boom! – the holidays come upon us and we feel like our ship starts to sink.
A new study saying that loneliness and social isolation are a major health hazard is no surprise to millions of people who are alone and lonely. Not having the fundamental human experience of connectedness is painful and even dangerous, especially if you are older.
The concept of aging alone occurred to me after helping my older parents with challenges like cleaning the house, meal preparation, shopping, driving to doctor’s appointments and medical treatments, and even managing medications.