Mo Perry

Why Social Bonds Are So Important for Our Health

By January 30, 2023

This was reprinted with permission from Experience Life magazine. Expert advice on how to deal with loneliness. Alfred, 94, lives alone in the house where he and his late wife raised their family. Hard of hearing and nearly blind, he waits every day in an easy chair by the front door for his daily visit from a Meals on Wheels volunteer. Every other Thursday, I’m that volunteer. I always linger for as long as I can, chatting with him, and he soaks up the conversation like a thirsty sponge. It’s the only interaction he has most days. Lately, Alfred…

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