Loneliness

A woman receiving support from a group in her community.
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4 Ways to Prevent Caregiver Social Isolation

Whether it's joining a support group or simply asking for a hand, here are a few ways for caregivers to stay connected.

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Diane Stark (left) and her mother-in-law, Judy
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How Technology Helped a Lonely Widow Reconnect

Diane wanted to help her mother-in-law overcome loneliness, but first she had to convince her that technology was to be embraced, not avoided.

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A senior women chats with family on her tablet
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5 Ways to Be a Better Listener

Seniors can easily become isolated and lonely. Learning how to practice ‘Active Listening’ can help the elderly remain connected.

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Norah as an angel with a large cupcake in hand.
Angels

An Earth Angel at the Grocery Store

Her young daughter found a true friend on Senior Day while shopping at the supermarket.

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Power of casual friendships
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The Surprising Positive Impact of Casual Friendships

How taking the time to cultivate “weak ties” can open doors to new sources of happiness.

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Billie Sakel (right) and her friends Lenus and Sarah Weisheit harvest vegetables from the garden areas at Northwood Retirement Community in Jasper, Indiana.
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Making Friends in Our Later Years

They found love and support from new friends in their senior living community.

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When you miss someone
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3 Healthy Ways to Miss Someone

When a loved one is away, let their absence make your heart grow fonder.

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Knitters woven together by common thread: Marjorie Swearingen, Louise Goding, Susan Fintel, Jan Paul, Ruth Pezley, Helen Wigert, Barb Weide and Genevieve Laux.
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Volunteer Retirees Knit Blankets for Charity

These residents support the community and each other with every stitch.

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Willie Marshall hitting the ice at Hershey Park Arena.
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How Poetry Healed This Lonely Widower

Willie Marshall, a former professional hockey player, said it all started with the ticking of an old grandfather clock

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Toby the therapy horse at the campus of the Good Samaritan Society - Windom.
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Toby the Therapy Horse Helps Seniors Open Up

Visits from this horse bring joy and spark conversations among older people, even those with dementia

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