Loneliness

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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After Depression, Her Rescue Dog Gave Her Hope
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After Depression, Her Rescue Dog Gave Her Hope

In the midst of her depression, she adopted a rescue pup who gave her a new lease on life.

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3 Positive Ways to Cope with Loneliness

Practical ways to push back against this all-too-common emotional challenge.

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She Wove a Perfect Web
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She Wove a Perfect Web

A lonely mom receives a heaven-sent message.

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A family working together to prepare a meal in the kitchen.
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Staying Connected Can Keep Seniors from Being Lonely

Are your aging loved ones feeling alone? Here are some helpful ways to keep them involved.

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June Floyd has a special relationship with the rabbit — appropriately named Thumper — that makes her home in the senior living location in Fort Collins, Colorado, where June lives. Thumper's favorite lunch? Salad bar, of course.
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Furry Friends with Benefits

These friendly animals give senior living residents the comfort they need.

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5 Ways to Feel Less Lonely
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5 Ways to Feel Less Lonely

Isolation isn’t good for your health. Here’s how to reconnect with others and find community.

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10 Ways to Boost Your Mood

Life can be a roller coaster ride with its ups and downs and sometimes it can be too much for us to handle. Here are some useful tips to improve your daily outlook.

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Actress Maureen O'Sullivan
Emotional and Mental Health

Guideposts Classics: Maureen O'Sullivan on Loneliness

In this story from March 1965, actress Maureen O'Sullivan shares what she learned over the course of her life and career about loneliness and how best to deal with it.

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Teenagers

One Jellybean

The gap between loneliness and friendship can be closed by something very small.

 

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