The friendship edition: We need friends now more than ever....
AS you head into the golden years, having solid friendships is also golden and for more reasons than you think.
Getting older, good friendships can add to your years by combating loneliness, improving health and by boosting a sense of wellbeing.
International Friendship Day has just been celebrated on July 30 and friendship celebrations were held across Australia to mark this special day.
Community activities were aimed at bringing those of different ages and backgrounds together.
However, it's important to note that friendships should be well supported and ongoing in order to have the best impact on one's wellbeing.
The Capalaba branch of Older Women's Network (OWN) provides the opportunity to support its members through laughter, learning, social inclusion and new friendships in a wide range of activities.