Difference between being alone and lonely

Other Side of 50

Gallagher, a certified senior advisor, is president of Senior Concerns, a nonprofit agency serving Ventura and western Los Angeles counties. For more information, visit seniorconcerns.org or send an email to agallagher@seniorconcerns.org.Recently, my coworkers and I have begun to see a spike in the number of seniors in our community who go days on end without human contact. Yet when asked if they’re lonely, they say no.
These individuals are quite content with their daily schedule. In many cases...

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