I know a lady who has an agreement with three other child free couples, that when they reach sixty they will sell their house and buy one large house, where they can all live and take care of each other as they age. What a great idea, from age thirty five this is something I started to think about, the desire to age in a community of like minded people, who have similar cultural references and won’t look at me strangely when I mention my Blue Peter badge, or when a Cornetto was 50p.
The study also showed the 1 in 3 over 45’s are lonely. That’s a horrible statistic, and with everyone being ‘so busy’ we are forgetting to make real contact. What can we do about it? Go through your phone book and get yourself visiting. And read about the good the bad and the downright terrible friendships we have throughout our lifetimes.