Why the holidays are the loneliest time for seniors

The winter holidays are a time to celebrate family, friends, and community. But for the millions of older adults worldwide who have no family, few friends nearby, or are lonely and socially isolated, December is far from the most wonderful time of the year. A survey carried out by AARP in 2017 found that 28 percent of U.S. adults ages 50 and older report that they’ve felt lonely during a holiday season over the past five years, and nearly half (43%) have worried about a friend or family member who was lonely during the holidays.  To read more Click Here.

Masonic Outreach Services (MOS) encourages we all call our older loved ones and Masonic members during the holiday season.  To learn how MOS can help your Masonic group connect with their older members, contact Byron Cregeur at 253-267-8625 or email byron@masonscare.org.

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