Sir: What a wonderful letter from reader Paul Prown (“Social isolation a danger for seniors,” in the Nov. 15 Chatham Voice). My wife and I are elderly (although I certainly don’t consider myself old) and, although we have six middle-aged “kids” between us, we never hear from any of them.
We moved to Chatham in September of 2009 and, although we didn’t know anybody before we came here, we were introduced to a friendly bible-teaching church in town and are grateful we belong to our church “family” plus several neighbours who are friends!
If it wasn’t for that, we would probably also feel we were in “social isolation.”
As the number of seniors increases, Paul’s fears are quite valid, especially as we draw nearer to Christmas. Which is a time when families often get together.