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Enjoying living alone

Enjoying living alone Feature Lorna Easterbrook Editor,Working with Older People Brenda Jones Tenant, Hanover Housing Association Over recent years I’ve also met a lot of older people who attend some Enjoying kind of day service or lunch club, in different parts of the country. Many of them have told me they started to come because living they were lonely; often, someone from the organisation running the services (or perhaps their GP, or a social worker) has alone suggested that going to the club or centre will help them feel less lonely. Lorna Easterbrook, editor of WwOP, looks at When I’ve asked them whether, now they are some of the assumptions around living alone in coming to the club, they are still lonely, they have all older age, while Hanover tenant Brenda Jones told me that they are. Actually, it’s been a surprise all explains how she enjoys living on her own in her round that being in a group and ‘having company’ flat. hasn’t done the trick for these individuals. I’ve also met quite a lot of a third group – older With more people of all age groups living on their people who live alone and do so very successfully. It http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Working with Older People Emerald Publishing

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Emerald Publishing
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Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
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1366-3666
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10.1108/13663666200400056
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Feature Lorna Easterbrook Editor,Working with Older People Brenda Jones Tenant, Hanover Housing Association Over recent years I’ve also met a lot of older people who attend some Enjoying kind of day service or lunch club, in different parts of the country. Many of them have told me they started to come because living they were lonely; often, someone from the organisation running the services (or perhaps their GP, or a social worker) has alone suggested that going to the club or centre will help them feel less lonely. Lorna Easterbrook, editor of WwOP, looks at When I’ve asked them whether, now they are some of the assumptions around living alone in coming to the club, they are still lonely, they have all older age, while Hanover tenant Brenda Jones told me that they are. Actually, it’s been a surprise all explains how she enjoys living on her own in her round that being in a group and ‘having company’ flat. hasn’t done the trick for these individuals. I’ve also met quite a lot of a third group – older With more people of all age groups living on their people who live alone and do so very successfully. It

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Working with Older PeopleEmerald Publishing

Published: Dec 1, 2004

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