Loneliness Dampens Festive Spirit of UK Pensioners

Loneliness Dampens Festive Spirit of UK Pensioners

Feeling of being alone is quite prevalent among a major section of pensioners in the UK. This loneliness factor has been upsetting their Christmas plans, as they expressed no joy and thrill for the festival.

When asked from them, it was found that there is no charm of the festival as they will be celebrating Christmas alone. Recently, a research was taken out by a group of researchers by Age UK, which has revealed a number of sad factors that have spoiled festive spirits of pensioners.

More than 25% pensioners have said that the festive day will revive memories of their friends' and partners, who are no more. Feeling of their absence is going to pinch them a lot on this Christmas.

Some of the other reasons, which have dampened their festive feelings, were also revealed in the research. Some pensioners were of the view that they will not be able to go out from their homes on Christmas due to their mobility issues. And, those, who could move out were forced to stay at homes due to poor weather conditions.

"Examples include loss of partner, not seeing family or being a long way from them, peers moving away or dying, loss of mobility and loss of confidence", were some of the other reasons told by Christina Snell, Chief Executive at Age UK Gloucestershire.


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