You don’t have to be lonely

Currently over three million Australian adults are aged 65+ years and this number is set to increase significantly over the coming decades. A growing challenge facing Australia is how to ensure the physical and mental health, and wellbeing of Australians as they age. beyondblue commission a research project to examine effective ways of reducing social isolation and/or loneliness. The report incorporated initiatives and projects which addressed the issue based on a whole of community approach: Life Activities Clubs were identified as significant contributors in the area of ameliorate isolation and loneliness for older people at the community level.

For the full report go to and search for social isolation in older adults.