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How to overcome loneliness & isolation during the holidays

The holidays are a time for get together's. Most people meet up with family and friends. However, some of us do not—some of us feel alone and isolated during the holidays. If you or someone you know is having a hard time this holiday season, try one or all the tips below to reduce isolation and loneliness.

Volunteer: helps to put your own situation in perspective

Take up a hobby: gardening, model trains, needlepoint, play an instrument, etc.

Adopt a pet

Reminisce: life review will help you recall aspects of life and living that matter to you

Home visitation: area agency on aging or place of worship

Make friends: make the effort to meet new people: education classes, travel, health clubs, etc.

Have a tip that we did not share on this list? Share with us in the comments below what you do to reduce isolation and loneliness.

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