Battling Loneliness

Posted:May 22, 2017

Loneliness at older ages can be a problem for many people after they retire. However, recent studies found that loneliness is the exception rather than the rule in later life.

The studies also suggest that loneliness “often transient, not permanent.” Sometimes, getting over the psychological state of loneliness requires medically necessary treatment from a psychologist, counselor or social worker. Retirees in Labor First managed group plans can always contact a Retiree Advocate to learn more about how such services are covered under their Medicare Advantage or Medicare supplement plan.

Staying social with friends and family is also important. Our season of retiree meetings has started at Labor First – Visit our Upcoming Events page to see if your Local is hosting a retiree event this summer.