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Seamus Marken laments the fact that some older people can be socially isolated.

In this extract Seamus Marken laments the fact that a lot of older people become very isolated and won't come out of their houses. He thinks this is because they are afraid to leave their houses. He feels that this lack of social engagement can lead…

Carmel O'Reilly points out the importance of good friendship in life.

In this extract Carmel O'Reilly points out the importance of good friendship. She speaks about a particular neighbour who she has known for over 20 years. Together they keep themselves active and socially engaged which Carmel O'Reilly realises is…

Betty Watson talks about the importance of social interaction particularly in later life.

In this extract Betty Watson talks about the importance of interaction in later life, she says it provides "something out there that's keeping you…

Betty Dempsey describes the activities that she does with the local community centre.

In this extract Betty Dempsey talks about the activities that she does with the local community center. She talks about learning to send emails and doing yoga and flower arranging. She says that there are plenty of opportunities open to people her…