Loneliness is most commonly experienced by older people, especially those who have been widowed and are living alone. Older couples can also experience loneliness as those living around them are busy and at different stages in their lives. Choosing to move to a Park Home can do wonders for your social life thanks to the number of potential friends occupying Park Homes and Lodges in the same park. Read on as we explore how a Park Home set within a beautiful country park can be the perfect place to boost social interaction as you age, make new friends and retain a buzzing social life, well into retirement.
Loneliness in older people
According to research carried out by the Campaign to End Loneliness, over half of all people aged 75 years in the UK live alone. According to Age UK, two-fifths of all older people claim that the TV is their main company. Feeling lonely isn't simply an emotional issue, it can have a negative effect on our mental and physical well-being too. Loneliness can mean less physical activity and therefore can lead to weight-related health problems. It's thought that loneliness can, in fact, increase the likelihood of mortality by 26%.
Social life in a Park Home
Park Home Country Parks, such as the Yarwell Mill Country Park in Cambridgeshire, are occupied by those of a similar demographic. Almost all residents in these kinds of parks are over 50 and most are retired. Some residents are living with a partner, whilst some live alone. Country Parks tend to host a variety of organised social events, but furthermore, it's easy to make friends and create your own social events, whether it's a walk, a picnic or a dinner party. Some country parks are home to clubhouses, where regular social events are held. Others play host to sporting facilities such as fishing lakes - perfect for those looking for friends with like-minded interests.
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