Loneliness has become an epidemic.
While we’re told we’re more connected than ever – we’ve got phones, the internet, social media – so many of us still feel desperately alone.
And while this is having a hugely negative affect on millennials, it’s even more of an issue for the older generation.
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Left in care homes, separated from their partners, and losing friends, a massive portion of the elderly can go ages without any form of real human connection. They feel isolated, depressed, and utterly alone.
There’s no easy solution. But there are ways we can help.
Furry Tales is one program stepping up to offer older people and those with mental health issues some much needed support.
As part of Stepney City Farm, Furry Tales is a program that provides older adults with animal-assisted therapy.
Members of the group come down to the farm once a …