Key to a happy retirement? Fun housemates.

As we age it is importance that we remain socially connected.

Loneliness is described by medical professionals as a “silent epidemic” and has profound medical implications. In England, more than 2 million people over the age of 75 live alone and more than a million people say they go for a month without speaking to a friend, family member or neighbour. Social isolation is prolific, despite our cities being full of people.

In this BBC video, four Canadian women tell their story of co-living, and how they have remained sociable and active in their later life.