The Generation Gap

"A generation gap or generational gap, is a difference of opinions between one generation and another regarding beliefs, politics, or values. In today's usage, "generation gap" often refers to a perceived gap between younger people and their parents or grandparents" - Wikipedia

Who does the Generation Gap affect?

Young people always try to defend their generation to others. But it is true to say that every generation will find something to complain about regarding the new kids on the block. It could be Nan not understanding the music that ‘kids these days’ listen, the number of piercings that their grandchild seems to have acquired and the younger generations ability to understand how a mobile phone works. All the while stating the old adage 'back in the day...'

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Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation – and it can have a serious effect on health. But there are ways to overcome loneliness, even if you live alone and find it hard to get out.

Hundreds of thousands of elderly people are lonely and cut off from society in this country, especially those over the age of 75. According to Age UK, more than 2 million people in England over the age of 75 live alone, and more than a million older people say they go over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member.

People can become socially isolated for a variety of reasons, such as getting older or weaker, no longer being the hub of their family, leaving the workplace, the deaths of spouses and friends, or through disability or illness. Whatever the cause, it's shockingly easy to be left feeling alone and vulnerable...

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