6 Ways to Avoid Loneliness or Isolation

There are so many ways to connect with others!  If you are aging-in-place like many seniors, then you may also be part of a generation of boomers looking for ways to stay connected with others so that you’ll never feel lonely or isolated. 

The beauty of aging-in-place is the freedom to choose what is best for you. How can you feel lonely if you have a new puppy? Choosing a healthier lifestyle means you have the opportunity to meet new friends at the gym or in the neighborhood while walking the new dog. Or start a garden and join a community group where you can learn the magic of green thumb.  As family and work commitments slip away during your retirement years, you can pursue the art, music, or writing hobbies you’ve wanted to do for decades. Creative classes will allow you to meet more like-minded people. 

Volunteering for a cause you believe in will bring you in touch with people like you. And most importantly, as you focus on appreciating the life you have, more people will lean your way. The bottom line is that it’s great to be alive and enjoying it on your terms.