Tips for Healthy Relationships in Older Adulthood: 2

By HRI Program Coordinator, Camila Dos Santos, M.Ed.

Tip 2: Reconnect with old friends.

The pandemic has increased feelings of isolation for many of us and reaching out to an old friend with whom you’ve lost touch can rekindle the friendship and lead to feelings of community.  Many times, old friendships can pick up right where they left off, regardless of how much time has gone by. 

Try reaching out to someone you were once good friends with by giving them a phone call, sending an email or text, or by inviting them to join you for a socially distant walk. 

When we reconnect with old friends, we give those relationships a chance to enhance our lives again.