Is family still as important as it once was?
With people living all over the world and more emphasis placed on careers, it can often feel like family has taken a backseat to other aspects of life.
Families support, love, nurture and care for each other unconditionally.
They are important to the fabric of society and the foundation of a stable, happy and healthy life.
Yet many elderly people report struggles with loneliness; often going long stretches without seeing family members who live far away.
While it was once commonplace to live in the same neighbourhood or even home as your adult children, today children are pursuing careers all over the world, taking them hundreds of miles from where they grew up.
Is family still as much of a priority as it once was, or is modern living eroding important traditional values with our ‘always-on’ culture and focus on material things?
Or is it simply that families support, connect and interact with each other differently today than they once did?
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