Prevent loneliness in old age

How To Be Old
How To Be Old
Prevent loneliness in old age

Preventing loneliness: two older men walking together with shopping bags

At 75 I wondered whether my social life was future-proofed, if that’s possible. I had plenty of friends at the time, but I wanted to be proactive and prevent loneliness in old age. It’s hard to make new friends when you’re very old and frail, which I would be one day. Loneliness is literally a killer.

So I examined my social life: was it robust enough to survive into old age? Then I took two small steps to help me dodge the loneliness trap. But my grandmother had the secret all along. Even in her final days, she was deeply, genuinely interested in people. I’m Rachel McAlpine and I’m learning how to be old.

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