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Amsterdam will take measures to loneliness to go

Amsterdam will take measures to loneliness to go

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More and more people in Amsterdam feel lonely. More than one in ten residents of Amsterdam will experience this to a serious extent, and a third feels ‘moderately lonely’.

The capital expected, according to a study of the municipality that the number of people that only feel in the coming years, further increases. The municipality of Amsterdam, therefore measures to counter this.

The approach of loneliness is a new priority in the Memorandum of public Health, the college of mayor and aldermen has determined. People who feel alone run a greater risk of health problems, such as depression, heart disease and an unhealthy lifestyle.

The time ahead brings a special team the problem further, for example, by looking at who exactly lonely. Is expected to be the team next spring with proposals about how the loneliness can be dealt with, said a spokeswoman of the responsible alderman Eric van der Burg.

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