As research shows, it’s best to stay social and involved. Here are some tips to help you to get out and about:
Reach out to those who live close by. Invite people around for coffee or a shared meal. Try a games night: cards, scrabble or perhaps a jigsaw puzzle.
Accessible transport. Look for shuttles, buses or community drivers to get to malls, senior centres or recreation facilities. Think about getting a lift from family members on their way to and from work or school.
Nurture hobbies and interests. Working on the things you love is rewarding. Plan activities with young people. Whether this is art making, knitting or sports—search for clubs or groups to meet up with likeminded people and hone your skills.
Consider getting a pet. A cat or dog can be a great addition. Whilst walking your dog you can strike up a conversation with other dog owners.
The Internet. A great place for socializing and learning. Facebook is an easy way to keep up to date with family when you can’t see them in person.