So how do we avoid feelings of loneliness as we age? There are many activities open to us. For instance, we can join the various groups, art, craft, book clubs, bushwalking, sporting, and gardening clubs to name just a few. These can all be enjoyable pastimes and are great avenues to get us out and about to meet other people. The key here is perhaps ‘other people’.
On the Relationship page, Gayle has shared a segment from the book ‘A Book of Joy, lasting happiness in a changing world’ which offers, in the words of the Dalai Lama:
“Sometimes I say that too much self-centeredness closes our inner door, and it becomes hard to communicate with other people. When we are concerned with the well-being of other human beings, that inner door opens, and we are able to communicate very easily with other people.”
Whether it is your personal journey or from what you have noticed happening for others in your community, we invite you, our readers, to share your experience of Loneliness and Ageing.