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Loneliness: The Ultimate Poverty


Last updated 11/29/2017 at 4:10pm

I wanted to do community service during the Thanksgiving holiday season because of the loving support I have been given by folks this year. My wishes came true as a friend in my church asked me to accompany her in delivering Meals on Wheels.

What an experience! What I came to see was the isolation and loneliness of the elderly. Some of the meal recipients have no other social contact than the delivery of a meal.

This situation reminds me of the outlook of my teenage students in Connecticut. I used to give them a writing prompt: “Loneliness is the ultimate poverty.”

My students b...

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