Saturday 21 October 2017

Technology could be the key to solving the loneliness problem facing our elderly

While loneliness is not exclusive to the elderly, it is the older generation who suffer the most acutely from it.
While loneliness is not exclusive to the elderly, it is the older generation who suffer the most acutely from it.
Sinead Moriarty

Sinead Moriarty

Loneliness is the scourge of modern society. Whereas we all used to know our neighbours it's no longer a given.

Nobody even looks up anymore, everyone has their face buried in their phones. What happened to the easy chats you'd start up with people waiting at a bus stop or in line at the bank?

When was the last time a stranger looked you in the eye and said hello to you on a bus? If they did, you'd most likely think they were a nutter.

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