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Senior love: no place for loneliness

Feelings of loneliness and isolation are all-too-common for many seniors. According toresearch conducted by researchers at the University of California San Francisco, only18 percent of seniors live alone, but at least 43 percent admit to feeling lonely despitetheir living situation. For seniors who crave romantic affection, getting back in the datingscene is a great way to evoke fresh feelings of happiness and excitement for the future.

Consequences of Loneliness

Whether you live in a retirement community, senior independent living community, withfriends or family, or in private housing, the consequences of loneliness remain thesame. Loneliness can negatively affect both physical and mental health long-term. Regardless of the environmental circumstances, seniors who feel isolated are more likely to report having poor mental or physical health. Loneliness has also been linked to poor cognitive performance and faster cognitive decline. Loneliness can also be deadly. Unfortunately, loneliness and depression often go hand-in-hand. Lonely older adults may exhibit symptoms of depression, such as difficulty concentrating, decreased energy, irritability, changes in appetite, or loss of interest in activities once pleasurable.

Replacing Loneliness for Love

Senior love

Communication and fostering personal relationships are key to fighting feelings of loneliness, isolation, and depression. However, finding new love in your golden years takes some work and commitment. For adults age 55 and older, opportunities for new relationships are around every corner. Spend time with other lonely seniors in your retirement community or senior independent living community, or go where many adults go to find love – online. Today, there are many dating websites exclusively for seniors. It’s never too late to find love, and finding a new Mr. or Mrs. Right doesn’t mean that you’re betraying a dearly departed spouse. For single seniors, a second wind of love can mean promising companionship and the drive to live each day to its fullest.

Seniors and the Dating Scene

Intimacy and companionship are valuable components in every person’s life, regardless of age. If you are an older adult who is feeling lonely, it’s ultimately your choice to date or not to date. As humans, we thrive on social interactions and find much enjoyment out of building strong social connections.

Comments(4)

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    Clarice E Elliott says

    Your statements above are so true. I need senior assistance $wise – do you have a plan that can help me? I truly want to move there. Where I am is so boring and not where I want to spend the rest of my life. You also have garages – I can get my things from paying storage each month – where I currently live is so small. I like some things about it but I think you all is what I need. I am registered with Umovefree – is that part of your organization?

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      Julia Chubarova says

      Clarice E Elliott, please, fill out the form on our contact page, so we could contact you and reply all your questions directly.
      Contact page http://www.trinity-courtyard.com/contact-us/
      You may also call us 817-292-2006

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    Jean McHugh says

    I am wondering if you have any employment opportunities. I have a BSN, MSN, and ARNP but have not worked for 18 years nor maintained licensure. I would like to help with activities, shopping, reading, etc. Anything available?

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      Julia Chubarova says

      Jean, please, call us 817-292-2006 or fill out the contact form and we will inform you about the employment opportunities.

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