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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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Confessions of a Lonely Woman: Overcoming Loneliness Starts with Yourself

By Elizabeth Dunkel April 11, 2020

A lonely woman. Aren’t these powerful, dare I say, almost ugly words? Conjuring up someone pathetic, perhaps? Loneliness is now considered not only dangerous for your health but even a fatal condition…

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6 Secrets for Dealing with Loneliness After 60

By Sixty and Me September 12, 2019

In a moment of pure madness, I decided to color my hair. This time I made the mistake of using a different hair color brand and yikes you won’t believe what happened!

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How Women’s Circles Boost Healthy Aging and Fight Loneliness

By Sixty and Me August 08, 2019

The bonds that are formed between women are powerful. From the beginning of time, we have come together – out of necessity and desire – to support each other. This was true when we lived in small tribal communities and it is true now that we live in cities. So, in this morning’s video, I […]

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5 Habits to Fight Loneliness and Build Stronger Friendships

By Margaret Manning February 17, 2019

Loneliness is complicated. This is the simple truth that I have learned by talking with hundreds of women in our community about their friendships and family relationships. You can feel lonely in a crowded room. And, you can feel connected when you receive a single letter from an old friend. So, today, I wanted to offer 5 habits that each and every one of us can develop in order to fight loneliness and build stronger relationships. I hope that you find today’s video inspiring and useful. 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! Read More

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

By Margaret Manning February 03, 2019

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

How to “Unthink” Your Way Into Overcoming Loneliness

By Diane Dahli January 07, 2019

A recent 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. Read More