Independent Age - How to stay socially connected

Being on your own when you don’t want to be or feeling lonely is a common experience, but it can make us anxious, miserable, and eat away at our confidence and self-esteem.

Thankfully, there are lots of organisations and services out there to help older people connect with others – and most cost very little or nothing at all. Staying connected is good for our health and can bring a sense of contentment back to our lives.

The recently updated factsheet How to stay socially connected lists some social activities and befriending services that may be of interest and includes practical steps that can help you feel more connected.