13. Experts say older people were happier and healthier in the past because they did more exercise and spent more time with family and friends, whereas now many suffer loneliness and health problems. What are the causes of this and what are some solutions?

It is a fact that more elderlies tend to move into nursing homes or senior houses nowadays rather than living in a house alone or with their children.


 leads to that they suffer loneliness and health problems. The essay will discuss about the reasons for


phenomenon and list out some solutions.

With the society development,  family structure has been changing constantly. In the past, the youth made a living close to their families and lived in a same ho

uses s


o that elderlies were able to enjoy their times with their children and grandchildren.


, nowadays, in order to secure an occupation, sometimes, adults need to relocate to other cities to make a living;


, they were too busy to take care of their parents or grandparents. As the elderly are turning older, they may suffer from chronic illnesses,


as arthritis, heart disease and so on, which will diminish their physical capacity.


will affect their daily activities including social activities.

In addition

, they might


suffer mental illnesses due to lack of physical fitness and family attentions. 



issue of the elderly needs the cooperation of the youth and local governments.


, it is necessary for adults to have a routine to spend time with their elderlies.

For example

, adults should visit their parents or grandparents at once a week or have a vocation to visit them annually.


, daily conversation via video social media will be one of useful methods to enhance the connection with their parents or grandparents. Setting a short period and making the video calls will be an excellent way to help the elderly to reduce the sensation of loneliness.

In addition

, encouraging the elderlies to participate in various activities that ar

e funding b

are funded

y local governments will


help the elderly to

live i


n a happy life rather than feeling lonely at home alone. 

In summary, the change of family structure worldwide and busy daily activities contribute that the elderly lack their family members_ care.


  contributes that the elderly are having a lonely life in current societies.


, encouraging youngsters to visit their parents or grandparents regularly will help to keep the elder staying healthy. Local governments


should fund more activities which are suitable for senior citizens to joint in.

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