My Friends Are Gone, My Kids Are Busy. How Do I Cope with Isolation?

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In this “Life Quakes,” segment, hosts Patricia Wu and Jessica Reyes hears from a viewer struggling with the loneliness and sadness that often come with aging. Her children are caught up in their own lives, and she’s lost many friends over the years. She doesn’t want to be a burden, but the isolation is getting to her.

Guest, Rabbi Brandon Gaines, offers some heartfelt advice.

Loneliness and depression are common struggles as we age

Many seniors face similar feelings due to changing life circumstances and shrinking social circles.

There’s strength in community

Finding support groups specifically for older adults offers connection and understanding during a difficult time.

A little research can go a long way

Learning more about mental health and aging provides strategies and knowledge to manage these challenges.

Share your thoughts and experiences in the comments below.

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