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Dealing with Social Isolation

For most of our lives, we were surrounded by other people. At work, our sense of purpose was defined, at least in part, by the recognition of our peers. At home, many of us faced – and embraced – the chaos of family life. Only occasionally did we find a few precious moments to sit in total silence, reading a book, or simply thinking.

Then, in retirement (or semi-retirement) things started to change. Many of us have started to find that our days are quieter than we expected them to be. Without the social bonds that we relied on in our past, some of us are even feeling a little socially isolated.

So, today, I would like to share some tips from your Sixty and Me sisters on how to stay socially connected in your 60s or better. I hope you find them useful! 

Do you think that it is easier or harder to make friends as an older adult? Why? What do you do to stay socially connected?

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The Author

Margaret Manning is the founder of Sixty and Me. She is an entrepreneur, author and speaker. Margaret is passionate about building dynamic and engaged communities that improve lives and change perceptions. Margaret can be contacted at

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