GET A FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON SOLITUDE
Much has been reported about the benefits of spending time with others, but alone time can also be a meaningful and rewarding experience. In this brief, researchers explore motivations for solitude and well-being among senior living residents and offer insights into how communities might adjust their offerings to support Solitude Seekers.
IN THIS RESEARCH BRIEF, YOU’LL LEARN:
- About four motivational profiles for solitude among residents
- to foster an all-inclusive environment to support the varied needs of residents
- to identify additional support such as counseling, where needed, for residents who may experience social anxiety and any barriers that may impact quality of life
FROM THIS RESEARCH BRIEF:
“Positive motivations for solitude are unlikely to pose risks for older adults and are associated with levels of well-being comparable to people who prefer greater levels of social interaction. Positive motivations appear to be particularly advantageous for one’s personal growth and psychological richness.”