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...
This week is Mental Health Awareness week in the UK, and the Mental Health Foundation’s focus this year is on loneliness.
Many people moving halfway across the country to settle into a new town may find leaving old friends and making new ones a bit of a struggle.
Read about how Facebook helped a newly-arrived family find new friends in Blenheim.
A recent Age Concern New Zealand blog discusses the challenges of rebuilding social connections as government restrictions relax, and we learn to live with Covid.
Invercargill Park Run organiser Liz Henry believes loneliness is a risk to physical and mental health, and it is important for the community to reconnect. In amongst the global pandemic, Henry has tried her best to keep the Invercargill Park Run operating when restrictions have allowed.
Rent-a-stranger: A Japanese man is running a successful business by meeting people & doing nothing with them
Loneliness is a growing issue in Japan. In 2020 a Japanese minister for loneliness was appointed following a rise in suicide rates. ‘Do-nothing’ rent-a-man Shoji Morimoto is finding that offering passive companionship can be a kindness to those who are acutely self-conscious to go out alone.