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Avoiding loneliness in retirement

Human beings are social creatures, however many people go from living a busy life to finding retirement a lonely time – which impacts on health, wellbeing and longevity.
In the UK, chronic loneliness has become such a recognised problem that a Minister for Loneliness has been appointed. In New Zealand, a University of Otago study of 72,000 older New Zealanders recently revealed that one in five older Kiwis are lonely.
“Having something to look forward to and participating in things you enjoy, that's what life's about. It's those moments of shared joy and laughter...