Loneliness

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.
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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.
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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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A woman sitting alone on a bench at a park on a crisp Autumn day.
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The Loneliness Epidemic: Serious Long-term Health Risks

Studies show that loneliness has very real physical consequences.

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How to Prevent Loneliness As You Age
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How to Prevent Loneliness As You Age

This helpful infographic illustrates how you or a loved one can combat loneliness.

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A man sitting on a bench under a tree as the sun rises.
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The Loneliness Epidemic: Can Technology Help?

This highly interactive, easy-to-use app helps seniors connect with friends.

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A lonely senior sitting on a bench gazing out to the sea on the beach.
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The Loneliness Epidemic: Faith, Family and Community

Follow these practical tips to prevent loneliness.

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