holiday lonliness and your aging parents

We often attribute senior loneliness to a lack of family and socializing which is true, but it gets much more complex than this. The AARP has reported that a contributing factor is the growing number of adults who do not have children to care for them as they age. Of course, living alone doesn’t necessarily mean that a senior will suffer from loneliness. Regular involvement in social activities can help alleviate feelings of loneliness and isolation, but as seniors age social contacts often dissipate as seniors deal with the loss of friends, retirement, health issues, and mobility restriction.

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