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Connect with the older adults in your life

Posted on: September 14, 2021

Older adults are at increased risk of loneliness and social isolation because they are more likely to live alone, face the loss of family or friends or have chronic illnesses. A report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine states 35 percent of adults 45 and older, and 43 percent of adults aged 60 or older report feeling lonely. The same report also explains there is strong evidence to suggest that for older adults, social isolation and loneliness are associated with an increased likelihood of early death, dementia, heart disease and more.

What can you do? Just say ‘Hello’!

It’s easy to get so caught up in our daily lives that we can forget how important staying connected to the older adults in our life is to our well-being as well as theirs. Check out these fun ways to connect with the older adults in your life!

Jean’s Story

Read Jean’s Story on how she met a new friend when she moved into a senior living residence and how their friendship grew.

Share with us how you connect with others or a story of a social connection that means a lot to you!