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Companionship & Intimacy | Aging Matters | NPT Reports

We know loneliness can negatively impact our health, but what do we do about it? This NPT original documentary explores the benefits and challenges of developing relationships as we age.

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Companionship & Intimacy | Aging Matters | NPT

This NPT original explores the benefits/challenges of developing relationships as we age.

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Intimacy Panel Discussion | Aging Matters | NPT

Joe & Connie Murray

“A new guy came to the meeting and Dan introduced the new member and everybody went and gave him a hug. He said, ‘Y'all hug? Men don't hug. Okay?’ That is intimacy. I thought it was refreshing. It's something about love, compassion, I want to support you, help you if I can. It's something that men don't normally do.”

Vera Balter

"One of the benefits of aging is that you have more time to listen and to be open with people and hear what they're really saying."

Frances & George Hahn

“A friend of mine called me and said there was this recent widower who was very lonely and would I be interested in meeting him? Well, by that time I took pity on him. I felt, ‘All right, I'll cook him a meal.’”