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So in July the senior center started offering its first ever speed dating events to address the social isolation some older adults feel.
He says "the fact that the evenings and days are long and boring” is what brought him out.
He has taken a few women out to lunch since her death, but he says he wouldn't call that dating.
“When you’re married that many years as long as I’ve been, you figure you’re never going to find love again because it’s too big of a loss," he explains, pausing, his voice beginning to crack.
And then when they come live us and you get all that community and the support and relationship-building, you make friendships," Ardelean says.
"They actually seem to kind of blossom, come out of their shell. They have something to look forward to every day, so it really brings them out of their shell and perks them up a lot.” Loneliness, isolation harms A 2011 survey of 350 seniors living in Kalamazoo County showed 29 percent of them reported feeling lonely or isolated. The results were part of the Kalamazoo County Senior Growth Needs Assessment.
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