Posted by Simon Lockyer

In previous articles we have written about the inspiration behind the Five Good Friends name and cited the wonderful Blue Zones Study by Dan Beuttner (watch it here on TED). The study found the key determinant to a long and happy life is friendship or more precisely, the number of friends.

In this TED Talk “What makes a good life? Lessons from the longest study on happiness” we find more proof of the power of friendship. Presented by Robert Waldinger, Director of the Harvard Study of Adult Development, it is one of the most comprehensive longitudinal studies in history. In this talk, Robert Waldinger shares three important lessons learned from the study as well as some practical, old-as-the-hills wisdom on how to build a fulfilling, long life. We hope you enjoy this talk, we certainly did. With thanks to TED and the wonderful people who share their work and insights.

At Five Good Friends we are designing a new type of in-home care. A service that recognises the importance of family, friends and relationships in growing old and their role in providing in-home care. We also have an easy to use app to make the accessing and organising of help simple and efficient. The Five Good Friends app keeps you informed, in touch and most importantly, in control. If we can help or you would like to know more please contact us.

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