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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!

9 Ways Solo Agers Can Create a Care Plan that Really Works
1 month ago

9 Ways Solo Agers Can Create a Care Plan that Really Works

By  •  Caregiving

In last month’s article, Building an Aging Alone Plan, I pointed out that living alone as we get older doesn’t support optimal health. And, if we’re smart, we’re building a strategy to create support …
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The Battle Against Senior Loneliness: 5 Ways to Make New Habits That Keep You Engaged
2 months ago

The Battle Against Senior Loneliness: 5 Ways to Make New Habits That Keep You Engaged

Loneliness is a funny thing; it can sneak up on you when you least expect it. Have you found that you’re not socializing as much at this point in your life? Maybe you’ve stepped away from your full-time job where people were only a fingertip away…
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Feeling Lonely? Maybe it’s Time to Take a Chance with Intimacy and Ask the “Tough Questions”?
2 months ago

Feeling Lonely? Maybe it’s Time to Take a Chance with Intimacy and Ask the “Tough Questions”?

As anyone who has experienced loneliness can tell you, feeling lonely is not the same as being alone. At the same time, it is possible to have many people in your life, while still feeling lonely.

Sometimes, the circumstances that lead to our loneliness are out of our control. Some of us have lost our spouses or gone through a divorce. Others have children who are building their own lives in another part of the world. Read More

Building an Aging Alone Plan – Solving the Solo Epidemic
3 months 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

Fun Things to Do If You are Spending Christmas Alone (Video)
4 months ago

Fun Things to Do If You are Spending Christmas Alone (Video)

It’s Christmas day. People have been preparing for months and you’ve happily ignored all the excitement and stress, knowing that none of it applied to you. What do you do when, by choice or chance, you are one of the millions of people around the world spending Christmas day alone? Read More

The Empty Chair: The One Essential Way for the Bereaved to Cope Better with That First Christmas
4 months ago

The Empty Chair: The One Essential Way for the Bereaved to Cope Better with That First Christmas

You imagine ahead to your traditional dinner: you know what you will be eating, you know who you will be celebrating with, you know where you will be – but suddenly your heart drops. This year there will be an empty chair round that table. Read More

How Senior Women Aging Alone Can Find Support Networks
4 months ago

How Senior Women Aging Alone Can Find Support Networks

By  •  Lifestyle

Our motive to create a support system extends beyond the need for social connection and to avoid loneliness. Many women, especially those of us without an immediate family, are at risk of isolation and spending too much time alone…
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Spending Christmas Alone? 8 Things to Do if You’re Alone for the Holidays
4 months ago

Spending Christmas Alone? 8 Things to Do if You’re Alone for the Holidays

The holidays aren’t always a happy time – for some they’re reminders that they are lone, whether they’re widowed, divorced, separated or simply away from family and friends. Add grief to that and it’s even more difficult. Loneliness is painful. Read More

4 Positive Ways to Deal with Loneliness Over the Holidays
4 months ago

4 Positive Ways to Deal with Loneliness Over the Holidays

We can be sailing along just fine – independent, self-contained, pursuing our own interests, plenty of friends, regular contact with family members, and then boom! – the holidays come upon us and we feel like our ship starts to sink…
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Aging Alone and the Importance of Self-Care
6 months ago

Aging Alone and the Importance of Self-Care

By  •  Caregiving

It feels like it was yesterday I was helping my parents with their care needs while working a full-time job. Today, I’m the one who has grown older and occasionally needs help, but unlike my parents…
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