Living alone can be isolating and lonesome for even the most independent of people, but it can be especially so for the elderly when what used to be simple daily tasks start to become a struggle.

Sadly, this is a problem that has become increasingly familiar to many in Marlborough’s elderly community – and one that has grown since the onset of Covid.

Age Concern Marlborough community welfare co-ordinator Bobby Houlahan said she often came across people needing help with what might seem like little things in life, but were quite the challenge for those less agile among us.

Read the full story here, find out more about how community organisations can tackle loneliness here, and visit the Age Concern New Zealand website to find out more about how Age Concern services.

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