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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!

Living Alone or in a Community? What’s Best After 60?
4 years ago

Living Alone or in a Community? What’s Best After 60?

Over the last few years, more and more women have chosen to live in communities. In theory, this living situation is similar to the communes that many women were at least aware of in their 20s. In those days, women chose to live together for philosophical reasons. For example, many women found that this living session provided an outlet for their bohemian style and desire for experimentation. Read More

Boomerly Launches to End Loneliness After 50
4 years ago

Boomerly Launches to End Loneliness After 50

PLEASE READ AN IMPORTANT UPDATE ABOUT BOOMERLY.COM

Boomerly, a new discovery and messaging service that helps older adults to build meaningful friendships with people who share their interests, launched today.

Zug, Switzerland, June 5, 2015 – Sixty and Me, one of the largest online communities of baby boomer women, today announced the public availability of their new online service, Boomerly, at http://www.boomerly.com. Read More

5 Myths About Loneliness After 50
4 years ago

5 Myths About Loneliness After 50

Loneliness is a taboo subject. In fact, most of us would rather admit to having an affair or carrying too much credit card debt than to admit that we are feeling lonely. I’m not sure why this is.

Perhaps we see loneliness as a personal failing. Or, maybe we just don’t want to be associated with the images that are connected to loneliness in the media.

The truth is that loneliness is nothing to be ashamed of. After all, everyone experiences loneliness at some point. Read More

3 Fears All Older Women Face… and How We Can Conquer Them
4 years ago

3 Fears All Older Women Face… and How We Can Conquer Them

Women over 60 are used to dealing with stress. Over the course of our lives, we have raised families, navigated careers, built relationships and travelled the world. Many of us have experienced a divorce, separation or death in the family. Through it all, we have emerged stronger than ever. Read More

If You’re Using Facebook this Way, it Could be Making You Depressed
4 years ago

If You’re Using Facebook this Way, it Could be Making You Depressed

I love Facebook. It is by far the most powerful tool for keeping up to date with the people in your social network. Like many of you, I have come to rely on the service to know where in the world my friends and family are and what fabulous adventures they are having. There’s a problem though. According to several studies, in certain situations, using Facebook can actually make you more anxious or even depressed. Read More

Dealing with Loneliness Has Nothing to Do with Meeting Other People
4 years ago

Dealing with Loneliness Has Nothing to Do with Meeting Other People

If you tell someone that you are dealing with loneliness, they will probably give you a list of a hundred things that you can do to meet other people. They may say, “If you’re feeling lonely, why don’t you just take up a new sport, join a dating site, go dancing or find a book club?” If only it were that simple! Read More

50 Women Over 50 Offer Advice for Finding Friends and Beating Loneliness
4 years ago

50 Women Over 50 Offer Advice for Finding Friends and Beating Loneliness

Many years ago, I had a good friend who had just gone through a very difficult loss and was overwhelmed with sadness. All I could do for the first few weeks was sit with her while she cried. Over time, she revealed the depth of her guilt and sadness and I realized that it was going to take her a long time to heal. Read More

Feeling Alone? These 6 Volunteering Websites Will Help You Make Friends
5 years ago

Feeling Alone? These 6 Volunteering Websites Will Help You Make Friends

Loneliness is a huge issue for Baby Boomer women. Many women in their 60s are living alone and, while some of these women are enjoying their new found independence, others find themselves feeling like their lives lack purpose or direction without close social ties. In fact, in a recent Sixty and Me survey, 75% of the women in our community said that they are feeling alone. Read More

Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs of Loneliness After 50
5 years ago

Don’t Ignore the Warning Signs of Loneliness After 50

We all have moments where we want to be alone. Many older women have built defenses around feelings that are painful or things that they don’t want in their lives. They know themselves well enough to know when to shut the door and be alone. Read More

Exploring the Positive Side of Loneliness – Yes, there is One!
5 years ago

Exploring the Positive Side of Loneliness – Yes, there is One!

There is a lot of truth to the old saying that necessity is the mother of invention. This is true, not just for inventions, but, for reinventions too! Sometimes what we need to get in the best shape of our lives is a wakeup call from our doctor that our current habits are killing us. Likewise, feeling lonely can be a catalyst for positive change. It’s all a matter of perspective. Read More