Alone and in Community

Living alone, avoiding loneliness and living in community.

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Living Alone

Living alone happily and safely need not be lonely.

Psychology Today: "Living alone, living single, and living single longer (maybe even for life) are on the rise in many places all around the world."

Wiley Online Library: "Living Alone in Later Life: A Global Perspective"

Yoga Journal: "Time spent alone doesn't have to be lonely. Embrace it as a chance to connect with what's truly essential."


How might we deal with lonliness?

NHS: "there are ways to overcome loneliness, even if you live alone and find it hard to get out."

Wildhorse Publications: "Solitude and Loneliness: A modern Buddhist view"

Well Doing: "Using Mindfulness to Manage Loneliness"


We humans are social creatures and need to feel part of our surroundings, be it city or hamlet.

Centre For Ageing Better: "What is an age-friendly community?"

Dwell: "investigating how the design of houses and neighbourhoods can facilitate the mobility and well-being of older people."

Elderly Accommodation Counsel: "Elderly Accommodation Counsel's aim is to help older people make informed choices about meeting their housing and care needs."

ukCohousing: "Cohousing communities are intentional communities, created and run by their residents."

Housing LIN: Resources relating to cohousing.

Solo Living: Cohousing can be one way of living alone but in community.

Diggers and Dreamers: The directory of alternative intentional communities.

Geese and Goslings River Dart, Totnes

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