Thursday, 10 May 2012

Curbing loneliness

Do you ever feel like you need to get out and about more often?

Ms Hendy  CEO of Victoria’s Council on Ageing  recently discussed the importance of communities creating opportunities for elderly people to connect in their community.

Ms Hendy spoke about ways built environment’s disadvantage the elderly people and ways for us to maintain and build relationships.

She insists that “living alone is not the same as being lonely”.“I think we have to make sure we don’t get confused and ensure we focus on quality of relationships as being important.”
She says it is vital to “recognise the importance of friendships, including maintain existing ones and creating new ones”.

JewishCare aged services team recommends you enquire and find out what is available in your area.

JewishCare has many more interesting friendships clubs and programs throughout Sydney

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