As you grow older, you may spend more time at home alone. Being lonely or socially isolated is not good for your overall health. If you find yourself spending a lot of time alone, try participating in activities you find meaningful — those that create a sense of purpose in your daily life. These can include hobbies, volunteer activities, or time with family and friends. Here are some ways to stay active and engaged:
- Play cards or other games with friends in person or online
- Speak with family and friends over video chats or phone calls
- Join a group activity, such as an exercise class or book club
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