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  2. It's an absolute disgrace that the over-inflated BCC with their over inflated wages for second rate personalities should penalise the over 75's just so they can scrape in more money rather that looking to make cuts elsewhere. It's known that 'some' pensioners can afford to pay, but that doesn't equate to 'all' pensioners who are not so fortunate. Years of scrimping and saving through times...
  3. MILLIONS of pensioners who previously received a free TV licence fee will have to pay for it from next year, with charities fearing it will push the poorest into poverty. The BBC is facing backlash over plans to scrap free licences for over-75s - hitting the pockets of 3.7million pensioners. Click below to read more: Fury as millions of over-75s to lose free TV licence...
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  5. Singing, demonstrations and activities were on offer as Mid Sussex Older People’s Council hosted its Burgess Hill Festival event yesterday. The festival, which took place after this newspaper went to press, was held at St Wilfrid’s Church, in Station Road, Burgess Hill, between 10am and 2pm – and was aimed at people aged 60 and over. For this year’s event, singer Tania Rudd was set...
  6. Are you lonely? New Jersey lawmakers could soon approve a plan to study loneliness and recommend ways to alleviate it. For Assemblyman Andrew Zwicker, D-Hunterdon, the issue is personal. Zwicker said his mother, who is about to turn 86, just moved into a wonderful assisted living facility, “but the loneliness permeates everywhere — you can almost see it and you can certainly feel it.” Click...
  7. A project to tackle loneliness pioneered by the Shropshire Wildlife Trust is entering a new phase, thanks to funding from the National Lottery Communities Fund. Feed the Birds involves training volunteers to visit people who are experiencing social isolation, to install and refill bird food containers and chat about garden wildlife. People are referred to the scheme via GP surgeries through their care and community...
  8. In the past few years, evidence has mounted of widespread loneliness in the U.S., which has been connected to alarming rates of suicide and drug addiction, among much else. To Kay Hymowitz, there is overwhelming reason to believe that behind the loneliness epidemic are the massive social changes that began in the middle of the last century—what sociologists term the Second Demographic Transition (SDT)—bringing about...
  9. The UK’s favourite tea brand* is on a mission to help tackle loneliness by giving away 55 million cuppas – enough tea for every person in the UK to share a cuppa with someone PG tips is calling on the nation to help and asking Brits to pledge who they’ll be sharing their cuppa with With over nine million people in the UK regularly feeling...
  10. Our obsession with staying connected is creating social loneliness Last week I was on a flight back to Colorado when the flight attendant announced, “I’m sorry folks, but this flight is not equipped with WiFi.” The groans, the cries of “are you serious?!” and the audible agony from many of my fellow passengers could be heard throughout the cabin. Apparently going a little more than...
  11. Doncaster should strive to be the 'least lonely place’ by 2021, a councillor has said. The local authority approved plans along with partners to bring together groups under a so-called ‘alliance’ to tackle the scourge of loneliness in communities across the borough. Members on the council’s cabinet approved scheme which will result in £200,000 being invested over three to help tackle the problem. Coun Rachel...
  12. AMES, Iowa – Technology is so pervasive it may seem as if teens spend more time on social networking sites than in real conversations with friends. New research challenges that assumption and finds some teens, especially when they feel lonely, prefer face-to-face interactions over social media. The findings are encouraging given that 80 percent of teens say they constantly feel lonely, said Rui Chen, associate...
  13. The new Ready Friends toolkit was launched recently as the go-to place for anyone wanting to take action on loneliness and social isolation in Reading. Reading Voluntary Action (RVA) in partnership with Reading Neighbourhoods Network (RNN) presented the new resource at the Reading Befriending Forum, attended by local charities and community groups. The two versions, an eight-page paper booklet and an online version aim to:...
  14. Jennifer Aniston has revealed how Brad Pitt's cheating left her 'lonely' - and what saved her from the lowest moment of her life. Before their split in 2005, Friends actress Jennifer and Hollywood star Brad were the toast of the celebrity world, with their marriage being held up as a shining beacon of how to balance fame with a private life. That was until Brad...
  15. Watford hero Lynne Misner sends fleecy blankets, socks and gloves to elderly people who may not be able to afford heating during the winter months. Lynne, our community hero this week, runs a charity called Small Acts of Kindness which sends gift packages to help elderly people affected by deprivation and loneliness in Hertfordshire. The gifts don't just help older people keep warm, they also...
  16. You could be pathologically lonely. Have you been ignoring the signs of a toxic relationship because you’re too scared of feeling lonely if you break up? Has co-dependency on your toxic partner clouded your mind? And if you do eventually break up, you find that you’re feeling lonely and can’t stop thinking about him. Food has no flavor and every song sounds sad. You never...
  17. Israeli entrepreneurs hosted a hackathon last month to find tech solutions that benefit the needs of Holocaust survivors in Israel and around the world, as well as educate future generations. Twenty-two teams took part in a 36-hour Spark Hackathon event on May 23 and 24 at the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE), hosted by TLV Starters, the organization behind the book “Startup Guide Tel Aviv.”...
  18. ST. GEORGE — A recent study has found that limiting social media use to around 30 minutes per day can reduce loneliness and depression and improve personal well-being. The study was performed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania, in which 143 undergraduates aged 18-22 were randomly placed into one of two control groups for three weeks, the first limited their time using Facebook, Snapchat...
  19. Keanu Reeves, internet heartthrob and the “nicest guy in the world,” is also lonely, according to an article that’s been picked upall overthe internet. But a representative of Reeves told HuffPost that the entire story is “fabricated.” The post in question involves the 54-year-old actor allegedly confessing his loneliness in an interview with Malaysia’s Star2.com, which claims to have asked Reeves what “romantic love meant...
  20. Here’s the method, to practice if you’re feeling stress, frustration, loneliness, sadness, tiredness. A loved one has been going through a hard time, dealing with tiredness, stress, and loneliness, and my heart goes out to them as it does anyone going through such struggles. They can break your heart, these difficult emotions. But beyond compassion, what I tried to help her with is a fairly...
  21. (NEW YORK) — Join a Facebook group, meet moms on the playground, sign up for a class, get involved at church, volunteer — the tips women hear on how to find friends are endless. It’s just the opposite. Millennial's and Gen Z, seemingly the most-connected generations, are suffering from a “loneliness epidemic.” Generation Z and millennial's rated themselves highest on feelings associated with loneliness in...
  22. I'll kick this off by saying that when I was growing up (for some that will be many moons ago lol) I was fed a musical diet of rock music. Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Judas Priest, Led Zeppelin and many, many more. If truth be told I was very blinkered in my musical choices; anything outside of 'rock music' was considered to be a dead...
  23. Age UK is supporting older people as part of a three-year programme to help older people feel less lonely and get the most out of later life, funded by the Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF), the Freemasons charity. The grant, awarded on behalf East Lancashire province of Freemasons, is part of a £1 million grant from the MCF to Age UK. Click below to read more:...
  24. Social isolation is a public health concern, says Assemblyman; a new task force would assess its reach in New Jersey and recommend ways to alleviate it Amid growing concern worldwide about the impact of loneliness on the elderly, Garden State lawmakers want to learn how social isolation affects vulnerable New Jerseyans and what can be done to keep them more active and engaged. Click below...
  25. There’s no doubt big Hollywood actors like Reeves are inundated with invitations to glamorous events, where they’d be surrounded with numerous celebrities, or chat shows, where they’d laugh and joke with the host, but although they might be kept busy, that doesn’t necessarily mean they always have someone to talk to about the more personal stuff. Click below to read more: Keanu Reeves Admits He’s...
  26. ELKHART — There's a growing demand for facilities to care for dementia patients. Worldwide, around 50 million people have the disease that causes memory deterioration. There are about 10 million new cases every year. A new state-of-the-art dementia care facility opens its doors next week. The final touches are being added to a new facility in Elkhart designed to care for those living with dementia....
  27. Do you ever wake up empty? Open your eyes to a new day – and nothing. You are barely cogniscent of the world about you. It may be bursting into spring, with the cherry blossom falling as delicate confetti laying a path to summer. The dawn chorus sounds but you are separate from it. Remote. You are the tormented of Barad-dûr, or facing your own...
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