Q. I am bored, my friends have either moved away or died, and I sit at home all day and feel sorry for myself. What can I do?
Unsigned, La Cañada
I know it can be lonely when your routine has changed, whether it is from friends moving away, widowhood, or loss of mobility and/or the ability to drive.
Since people are living longer, people in their 60s and 70s are often dealing with the loss of a parent. But there is hope. There are many opportunities for seniors in the communities that make up our foothills. There are service and social clubs galore, volunteer opportunities at the libraries, schools, Descanso Gardens, the Bailey Center (food bank), among others. Sparr Heights Community Center in Montrose has a wealth of activities and socialization for seniors during the day.