Staying connected to other people is good for your health and wellbeing. As you get older, you might find yourself with fewer day-to-day opportunities to meet others. However, there are practical things you can do to stay connected and lots of organisations to help you.
Being alone doesn’t always mean you’ll feel lonely, but a lack of social contact can lead to feelings of loneliness. Loneliness can decrease your confidence and affect your self-esteem, but there are some simple things you can do to make a difference to how you feel. For more information on loneliness, see Coping with loneliness. Independent Age