Loneliness

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
Living Longer, Living Better

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
Life Advice

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.
Living Longer, Living Better

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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A group of retirees reading together in a circle.
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5 Ways to Handle the Life Changes of Retirement

Get expert advice on coping with the changes that come with aging

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A senior woman with a hen on her shoulder.
Service Animals

HenPower: A Unique Program Inspires Creativity in Seniors

Working with hens in a nursing home setting helps the elderly cope with dementia and loneliness.

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