Loneliness is a very subjective and personal experience and there is no ‘set’ way to act.  However, when thinking about whether older people around you might be feeling lonely (they could be your friends, neighbours or family), you might want to have a think about:

–          Whether they live alone

–          Whether they have recently suffered a bereavement

–          Whether they have recently suffered, or are suffering from, an illness

–          How mobile they are

–          Whether they are suffering from a sensory impairment (perhaps hearing or sight loss)

–          How regularly they leave the house

–          Whether close family lives nearby