Loneliness is unfortunately a major issue in our society. Many older people choose to maintain the British ‘stiff upper lip’ and opt against speaking up or seeking companionship when they find themselves isolated. The death of a partner, decline in physical ability or distance from family members can make anyone feel isolated – but it doesn’t have to be that way. Churchill Retirement Living’s “Leave Loneliness Behind” campaign, with Dame Esther Rantzen, aims to raise awareness of loneliness and help everyone enjoy a happy, active retirement.

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