To combat loneliness, sign up for a class and schedule nights out with friends.

“Friends make life better, longer and happier. Having good friendships is a topic priority for good health.” Bill Chesnut, MD

Having a tough time adjusting to an empty nest? To combat loneliness, sign up for a class and schedule nights out with friends.   

by Cleveland Clinic Wellness Editors February 2016.

Sending your kids off to college signals the end of an era. Alongside those feelings of excitement and pride, it’s perfectly normal to also experience a sense of loss and loneliness. Those first few years that they’re gone can be the toughest to adjust to, so be proactive. Make plans to keep yourself busy and entertained. Schedule nights out with friends, sign up for classes, get involved with a community volunteer organization, or join a knitting circle or book club. Also, take brisk daily walks; fresh air and exercise will help buoy your mood.