Few Lonely Seniors in Elder Cohousing or Intentional Communities
Cohousing gives you an opportunity to cure both social
and emotional loneliness.
People generally suffer from two forms of loneliness:
People who describe social loneliness refer to feelings of boredom, restlessness, and feeling left out.
Social loneliness stems from an absence of a social network. Cohousing will probably solve social loneliness for almost everyone.
People who describe emotional loneliness speak of feelings of anxiety and emptiness.
Even a very socially active person can suffer from this type of loneliness when his/her social network is comprised of superficial acquaintances. Even a marriage which is not embedded in a close relationship is often described as lonely.
One close confidant can cure emotional loneliness for many people. However, that close relationship is much harder to build than a social network. Cohousing gives you an opportunity to make a few really close friends, regardless of your age.
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