aged care opinion - I don’t think I’ve ever felt this lonely
Laura Roscioli
Laura Roscioli May 12, 2020

My great-grandmother Gwen, “I don’t think I’ve ever felt this lonely.”

We asked some of our older relatives, isolated and in aged care, how they were feeling during this uncertain time. “I feel purposeless.” “I don’t think I’ve ever felt this lonely.” It makes you feel “unwanted”, “fearful for the future” and “scared.” Not only do emotions speak for themselves, science firmly agrees that social connection enhances our lives, increases our life span and improves our wellbeing; especially later in life. Sadly, a recent study looking at loneliness...
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Laura Roscioli

Laura Roscioli

Laura Roscioli is freelance writer based in Melbourne. Through years of experience working for media agencies, Laura has fostered an invested interest in storytelling and seeks to push boundaries with her work.

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