SOME SOBERING FACTS
According to AgeUK:
1 million older people haven't spoken to a friend, neighbour or relative in over a month;
500,000 older people will spend Christmas on their own;
1 in 4 older people feel that they have no one to turn to.
Over 1 million older people say they are always or often lonely;
41% of people aged 65+ feel out of touch with the pace of modern life;
Nearly half of older people over 65 say that television or pets are their main form of company.
THE GOOD NEWS!
Sunny Side Up is here to help - and so are many others!
Here's a link to some very interesting and helpful sites compiled by Sylvia Milne. As Mrs. Milne herself says, she and we try to link to 'respectable' pages only but we are not responsible for the content of external websites.
And another link to some useful sites listed by AgeUK:
Sunny Side Up has discovered the following
QUOTES TO MAKE YOU THINK or SMILE
- or both!
"You don't stop laughing when you grow old, you grow old when you stop laughing."
George Bernard Shaw
"You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."
"The wise man doesn't expect to find life worth living, he makes it that way."
Ancient Greek proverb
“Never think hard about the past, it brings tears. Don't think too much about the future, it brings fears.
Live this moment with a smile, it brings cheer.”
"Don't count the years...count the memories."
“You can judge your age by the amount of pain you feel when you come into contact with a new idea.”
"Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out."
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass; it's about learning to dance in the rain."
“Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly."
“Sometimes you will never know the true value of a moment until it becomes a memory.”
"Old age isn't so bad when you consider the alternative."