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Divorce After 50: How to Kick Loneliness to the Curb

By Martha Bodyfelt May 12, 2022

When you are recovering from divorce after a long-term marriage, loneliness is definitely an obstacle that keeps you from moving on. We get stuck in this mindset because it makes us feel like we have nobody in the world. But it doesn’t have to be that way…

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5 Essential Skills for Overcoming Loneliness

By Paula Harer May 10, 2022

So, you are starting over on a new path and you are killing it! You are happy, you are fulfilled and you are living the life you have always dreamed of living. But, no matter how much you keep telling yourself how great your new life is, you are lonely…

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4 Tips for Overcoming Loneliness as an Older Adult

By Cyn Meyer January 08, 2022

The crushing feeling of loneliness can be a silent killer. The feeling can sneak up on you even when you’re surrounded by people. And it has detrimental effects on both your physical and mental health. In fact, research suggests that…

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4 Things Most People Don’t Get About Loneliness After 50

By Dami Roelse December 13, 2021

I encountered loneliness in my late teens. Even though I was born into a large family and connected with friends through school and university, I felt the acute existential loneliness that comes with an inquiring mind…

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How to Find Friends and Fight Loneliness After 60 (In 5 Steps!)

By Margaret Manning December 03, 2021

Despite everything we know about the importance of maintaining social connections as we get older, finding friends after 60 can be a challenge. As we age, the easy social connections that we enjoyed as schoolmates, parents…

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3 Easy Ways to Beat Divorce Loneliness When You’re on Facebook

By Martha Bodyfelt January 30, 2021

We’ve all been there. You pour a glass of wine after a long day, and all you want to do is some mindless scrolling on Facebook to give yourself a mental break. But the exact opposite happens. The first thing on your newsreel is a picture of flowers that your high school…

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Senior Isolation Facts and the Effects of Loneliness

By Jessica Thomas October 29, 2020

Many seniors feel isolated and lonely. For many, these feelings have only increased since the start of the global Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic has ripped through nursing homes and assisted living facilities, impacting people with compromised immune systems. In addition, several facilities have shuttered themselves to visitors. Even for those living at home, the global […]

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Dealing with Loneliness after 50 – The Sixty and Me 2020 Survey Results

By Sixty and Me October 05, 2020

Loneliness is a large and complex issue. Despite so many convenient ways to connect, including texting, social media and FaceTime, we’re the most socially connected society in the midst of a loneliness epidemic. Sadly, at some point…

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Dealing with Loneliness after 50 – Sixty and Me 2020 Survey

By Margaret Manning August 28, 2020

Loneliness is a large and complex issue. Last year, I reached out to members of the community to ask you about your experiences with loneliness and over 1000 of you responded. It showed me that we needed to do more…

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How to Fight Loneliness: Advice From 50 Real Women

By Sixty and Me May 30, 2020

Loneliness is a big issue for older women. With our children out of the house, many of the “automatic” relationships that supported us in the past are no longer available. In addition, many of us have gone through a divorce or lost our partner. So, today, I want to share some advice from 50 of […]

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