A social life is a good life
Updated: May 13, 2021
Writer Louise Morse is encouraging those diffident about venturing out post-lockdown in her latest blog post.
'Lockdown is slowly ending, and we are seeing pictures of people having picnics in the sun, going for walks and sitting on the grass in parks. Life is opening up and we are all looking forward to meeting together again. But to my surprise Rosie (name changed), an older lady I meet over Zoom, said that even though lockdown was lifting she planned to stay at home. She was still nervous about the coronavirus, which isn’t surprising considering the fearsome press stories and pictures over the last year, but that wasn’t the real reason. She has become very comfortable just being at home and not going out – not even to church, which she can watch online.
'Thousands of older people feel the same... '
Louise Morse MA (CBT) is media and external relations manager for the Pilgrims’ Friend Society. She is a writer and speaker, and author of books on issues of old age, including dementia, published by Lion Monarch and SPCK. She is a cognitive behavioural therapist, and her Masters’ dissertation examined the effects of caring for a loved one with dementia on close relatives.