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Virtual Social Networks

Wisdom area: Aging Lifestyles & Relationships

Our models of aging lifestyles are dramatically shifting. We live longer and many of us are seeking new levels of engagement, activity and meaning. Staying creative appears to be an important part of a good quality of later life. Relationships with family, friends and an extended network are vital links to this creativity, yet relationship attachments, expectations and habits often lead to less flexibility and to becoming stuck in regimen.

Complete with all of the psychological & physical issues that can accompany such a picture, it remains a fact that the majority of older people today are simply living alone.

Do you see the new advancing technology and Virtual Social Networks as being a useful tool in maintaining relationship as we age?

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