There are no longer sounds of little footsteps and your young birds have flown the nest. It’s easy to feel lonely in later life, but there are things you can do to combat loneliness
You needn’t be alone.
Our team has comprised a list of things you can do to combat loneliness in your later years.
Stay connected with friends and family
Whether it’s by phone, email or social media, modern technology means that friends or family who live further away can feel that bit closer.
It’s amazing how a phone call can make you feel less alone.
If you are feeling a little lonely, pick up the phone and give someone a call. It might just make their day, and yours.Join a group
It could be a ‘knit and natter’ group or a walking football club, whatever it is, joining a group is a great way to make new friends and fight the blues.
Search the web for a group local to you or your local council may be able to give you details of local groups in your area.Volunteering
Are you struggling to think of things to do?
Volunteering is a great way to keep yourself busy whilst giving you a sense of purpose.
Not only that, but you will also meet new people.
Charity shops are always on the lookout for helpers and you may just be what they need.Join a gym or fitness centre
Exercise is not only good for your health but it is great for your mind.
Most gyms and fitness centres run classes that aim to help you to stay active but are also perfect for engaging with others.
Stay fit and stay social, join a gym.Find a hobby
You may have always been creative, but that needn’t stop once you reach an older age.
Now is a better time than ever to pick up a new hobby.
Maybe it’s learning an instrument or even writing a book, a hobby may just be what you need to keep yourself busy.
Don’t be burdened by loneliness, there is so much you can do to help avoid feeling lonely as you age.
You never know, by following our tips, these could be the best years yet.