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Is Loneliness Really the Want of Intimacy?

By Margaret Manning December 30, 2018

One of the most common misconceptions about loneliness is that it goes away as we add more people to our lives. Nothing could be further from the truth. In fact, many people that I know have 100’s of “friends” on Facebook. They may even live with someone else. But, they still feel lonely. Read More

4 Wonderful Ways to Conquer Loneliness When You’re Part of the 60-Plus Crowd

By Darlene Corbett December 14, 2018

The Internet is probably the greatest purveyor of communication since the printing press. Thanks to that brilliant invention, the world is now virtually connected with the click of a mouse. Read More

5 Ways to Avoid Loneliness in Retirement (#4 is Free and Could Change Your Life)

By Margaret Manning October 07, 2018

Most boomer women have a strong work ethic and derive a great sense of identity from their work. After all, many of us started working when we were 15 and have worked for 45 years, so when work ends, there is often a huge void in our lives. This leaves many of us looking for ways to avoid loneliness in retirement. Read More

Book of the Week: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine – Surviving and Thriving with Loneliness

By Margaret Manning September 22, 2018

If you have ever felt alone, lonely and disconnected from the world, you will resonate with the character in Gail Honeyman’s book, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. Read More

A Phone Call a Day Keeps the Loneliness Away: Nonprofit Helps Seniors Socialize with Daily Phone Calls

By Sixty and Me August 30, 2018

We’ve all probably felt lonely from time to time because loneliness is truly a non-discriminant emotion, meaning that it affects people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds equally. Read More

5 Ways to Combat Feelings of Loneliness as a Caregiver

By Cheryl Hughes August 25, 2018

Caregivers are usually dependable, persistent, detailed, vigilant – and seemingly tireless. But not many people would characterize caregivers as lonely. Yet as a caregiver, I have experienced many periods of loneliness. Depending on your circumstances, you may feel the same way. Read More

5 Myths About Loneliness

By Margaret Manning March 31, 2018

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! Read More

5 Sure-fire Strategies for Making Friends and Ending Loneliness After 60

By Julia Hubbel March 02, 2018

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…

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How a Pot of Soup Can Be a Cure for Loneliness After 60

By Peg Doyle February 25, 2018

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…

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Should Governments Get More Involved in Fighting Loneliness? This Country Thinks So!

By Sixty and Me February 01, 2018

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. Read More