Coping with Loss


Coping with loss is a reality that many older adults face, whether it’s the loss of a friend or family member or the sense of loss that accompanies other major changes: retirement from a long-cherished career, moving from the home where you raised your kids, or even a loss of independence.

Experiencing any kind of loss can lead to a “later-life crisis” where the future seems scary and uncertain and you long for the past. It’s important to address these feelings head-on, grieve as much as you need to, and practice coping strategies—like joining a support group or practicing meditation—that can help provide hope and positivity in new beginnings and embrace life, even as you age.

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