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  1. 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 that many have no idea what they were like, and this is what it all comes down to. Absolutely disgraceful and the BBC cretins should all feel a thousand shames, though that is doubtful, they are too pig ignorant to understand what they have done and the wrath they will feel when people get behind the pensioners; they're not all rich!
  2. 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 as perk is axed by BBC WWW.THESUN.CO.UK 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…
  3. 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 to perform, while visitors were treated to a variety of demonstrations, activities from local groups. The event included knitting, crochet and plant potting and featured Sussex Woodcraft Society, the Monday Group and information stalls on topics such as finances. Click below to read more: Mid Sussex’s Old People’s Council host over 60’s event to reduce loneliness - Mid Sussex Times WWW.MIDSUSSEXTIMES.CO.UK Singing, demonstrations and activities were on offer as Mid Sussex Older People’s Council hosted its Burgess Hill Festival event yesterday.
  4. 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 below to read more: You feel lonely. This NJ legislator wants to know how to help NJ1015.COM Lawmakers in the most densely populated state in the nation could soon create a panel to address the problem.
  5. 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 co-ordinators and agencies in the voluntary sector. Click below to read more: Feed the Birds can combat loneliness in Shropshire WWW.SHROPSHIRESTAR.COM 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.
  6. 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 lower fertility, less marriage, more births out of wedlock, and more divorce. She writes: Click below to read more: The Decline of the Family and America’s Loneliness Epidemic MOSAICMAGAZINE.COM Cohabitation and kinlessness.
  7. 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 lonely, the UK’s favourite tea brand*, PG tips, is announcing its pledge to help combat the loneliness epidemic in the UK. The much-loved tea brand is taking a stand against loneliness and is calling on the nation to come together – whether this be with friends, family or neighbours – over a cuppa. Starting on 8th June, PG tips will give away 8 million teabags as part of its wider mission to provide enough free tea for every person in the UK2 (that’s 55 million teabags) by the end of the 2019.3 Click below to read more: PG TIPS IS ON A MISSION TO HELP TACKLE LONELINESS | Feast Magazine WWW.FEAST-MAGAZINE.CO.UK
  8. 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 two hours without access to the internet is something that not many on my flight were wanting to cope with and the fact that they had to, made some downright irritated. As we touched down, virtually the entire plane whipped out their devices to see what was missed during the flight. To the best of my knowledge and based on what I was able to hear, the world still went on during the time we were forced off-line. Click below to read more: Always Connected, Yet Feeling Lonely - Thrive Global THRIVEGLOBAL.COM Our obsession with staying connected is creating social loneliness
  9. 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 Blake, cabinet for adult social care said 17 organisations and group had responded in working more closely together to make sure they were operating on the same page. Click below to read more: Councillor calls for Doncaster to be the 'least lonely place’ by 2021 as new 'alliance' is formed - Doncaster Free Press WWW.DONCASTERFREEPRESS.CO.UK Doncaster should strive to be the 'least lonely place’ by 2021, a councillor has said.
  10. 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 professor of information systems in Iowa State University’s Ivy College of Business. The study, published in the journal Information and Management, offers a deeper understanding of why some teens use social media when they’re lonely, and found a striking difference based on gender. Chen says girls tended to interact directly with friends, while boys in the study defaulted to Facebook. Click below to read more and watch video: Not all teens turn to social media when they’re lonely • News Service • Iowa State University WWW.NEWS.IASTATE.EDU
  11. 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: Click below to read more: Local group take action to reduce loneliness in Reading WWW.INYOURAREA.CO.UK The booklet will help communities address issues of isolation and loneliness
  12. 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 met Angelina Jolie on the set of Mr and Mrs Smith and the destiny of all three parties was suddenly changed. In the wake of Brad's betrayal and with their split confirmed, Jennifer opened up to Vanity Fair about her loneliness and how she dragged herself back into a better place to cope with the impending divorce. Click below to read more: Jennifer Aniston describes loneliness after Brad Pitt split - and what saved her - Mirror Online WWW.MIRROR.CO.UK Jennifer Aniston was shocked by Brad Pitt's betrayal and it took a huge response from those close to the actress to help save her
  13. 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 help those who are isolated and lonely feel loved. Click below to read more: This community hero sends warm, fleecy goods to elderly people WWW.WATFORDOBSERVER.CO.UK 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.
  14. 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 have even a moment’s rest from the heaviness in your chest. Sometimes, you wonder what you are even here for. Click below to read more: 13 Signs You're Staying in a Toxic Relationship Because You're Scared of Being Lonely - The Good Men Project GOODMENPROJECT.COM Sometimes loneliness is actually pathalogical.
  15. 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.” A panel of judges, which included Microsoft Israel CMO and COO Shira Fayans Birenbaum and Noam Canetti of the EY group, chose the winning teams this year. The winning teams, divided into third place, second place, and first place winners, created projects to “create workable solutions for challenges in education, remembrance, and quality of life of Holocaust survivors” as well as establish a platform that will enable collaboration between companies and organisations. Click below to read more: Platform Tackling Loneliness Wins 2nd TLV Hackathon For Holocaust Survivors | News Brief NOCAMELS.COM Alotok, a platform aimed to reduce loneliness in Holocaust survivors by connecting them to the elderly population, won first place at the Spark Hackathon.
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