Are you feeling lonely?
Loneliness is more than just a feeling. Research shows that loneliness and social isolation are worse for our health than obesity and low physical activity. Lacking social connections is as bad for your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
Most of us will feel lonely at some point but there are some experiences common in older age that can make it more likely. Our new advice guide suggests things you could try which could help to reduce loneliness, as well as information about where to look for more help. It covers:
- why you might be feeling lonely
- ways to stay in touch
- overcoming practical barriers
- trying something new
- learning to be alone
- helping others.
If you’re feeling lonely or you know someone else who might be, our guide can help you find ways to feel more connected.
Order your free copy or download it here: Independent Age. Or call 0800 319 6789 and ask for ‘If you’re feeling lonely’.