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How to Deal with Loneliness

If you want to know how to deal with loneliness and depression, we’re here to help. After talking with 1000s of women in the community, we have developed a series of articles designed to help you find friends who share your interests. We hope you find them useful!

Are You Aging Alone? Here’s How to Find a Home You Can Really Love!
12 months ago

Are You Aging Alone? Here’s How to Find a Home You Can Really Love!

By  •  Lifestyle

Several months ago, I launched an aging alone Facebook group. Members bring up hot topics like affordable housing and medical care, transportation concerns, and countering isolation. Housing ranks the number one challenge for people over 60. It is particularly important for women who are aging alone. Read More

Overcoming Social Isolation in Your 60s and 70s
1 year ago

Overcoming Social Isolation in Your 60s and 70s

Everyone thinks that illnesses are the scariest things that you have to face as you get a little older. While cancer and Alzheimer’s are undoubtedly terrifying, there is a force that many women our age fear even more – social isolation. Read More

Can We Come Together to Disrupt Aging Alone?
1 year ago

Can We Come Together to Disrupt Aging Alone?

By  •  Mindset

To “disrupt aging alone” has been top of mind since I turned 60. This month, I turn 65, so it’s growing even more relevant. Happy birthday to me! Read More

Do You Have a “Big Fat Greek” Family? Living Alone Later in Life Can Be Hazardous to Your Health
1 year ago

Do You Have a “Big Fat Greek” Family? Living Alone Later in Life Can Be Hazardous to Your Health

My husband and I just watched, “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2.” Don’t listen to the less than flattering reviews – we were both rolling on the floor laughing. There is something about watching a big, loud, messy and interconnected family that triggers a primal wistfulness or a sweet nostalgia. Read More

Building an Aging Alone Plan – Solving the Solo Epidemic
1 year ago

Building an Aging Alone Plan – Solving the Solo Epidemic

By  •  Lifestyle

Living alone is a luxury for single people. In my case, I relish having total privacy. It’s because I grew up sharing a bedroom with a sibling. Then, I left home for college and moved into a dorm, only to share another small room. Read More

70 Loneliness Studies Share One Message: Loneliness Kills
1 year ago

70 Loneliness Studies Share One Message: Loneliness Kills

One of the frustrating things about science is that the path to truth is often littered with contradictions. Drinking wine is good for you. Drinking wine is bad for you. Eggs will kill you. Eggs may save your life. Salt is good, salt is bad… Well, you get the idea. Read More

4 Ways Getting a Pet Can Help You Find Friends and Beat Loneliness
1 year ago

4 Ways Getting a Pet Can Help You Find Friends and Beat Loneliness

If you’re anything like me, your life has probably been filled with pets of all kinds. The first animal I bought for my kids was a small turtle. Over the years, my family owned gerbils, cats, dogs, birds and even a sugar-glider. Read More

Rethinking Loneliness – How the Search for Friendship is Really the Search for Ourselves
1 year ago

Rethinking Loneliness – How the Search for Friendship is Really the Search for Ourselves

Loneliness is a complex problem. For starters, being alone is not the same as being lonely. Our feelings of loneliness come from how we interpret our situation, not from the simple fact that we are by ourselves. Read More

5 Reasons Why You Need More Affection in Your Life After 60
1 year ago

5 Reasons Why You Need More Affection in Your Life After 60

The Dalai Lama once wrote…

We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.

He’s right. From infancy on, humans need affection in order to live healthy and fulfilling lives. We don’t all need the same amount of affection – any more than we all need the same amount of food or sleep – but it’s a rare person indeed who can survive and thrive without sharing expressions of love. Read More

Defeating Loneliness and Making Friends Requires You to Take Emotional Risks
1 year ago

Defeating Loneliness and Making Friends Requires You to Take Emotional Risks

By the time we reach our 60th birthday, most of us have experienced our fair share of heart-break and disappointment. Some of us have gone through a divorce. Others have simply learned the hard way that not everyone can be trusted with our feelings. Is it any wonder that we are cautious about letting new people into our lives? Read More