Time to visit the elderly

COMMENT: Our public services can only take so much

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A survey out this week finds that one in five over-65s spend their entire day alone, while many over-75s spend their entire week alone.

London is the loneliest place to grow old, according to the survey, with over-65s spending almost eight hours alone in a typical day. It’s sad, don’t you think?

Maybe it’s time to put the iPad down, turn the TV off and pop round to an elderly neighbour to say ‘hello’.

You might be surprised to find that the apprec-

iation shown and the

stories told by those with life experience far outweighs the virtual digital world we surround ourselves with!

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