25 Feb How seniors can combat isolation – loneliness is a growing problem
Prolonged loneliness and isolation can equal the health risks of smoking 15 cigarettes a day, and that 26 percent of people have increased risk of death due to loneliness. Loneliness during aging is a growing problem as 1 in 4 of the 76 million baby boomers could become isolated.
here is a link to the full article from the Chicago Tribune: https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/sc-fam-aging-isolation-1212-story.html
Here is a link to 5 tips for promoting social engagement among seniors, courtesy of the Global Council on Brain Health – https://www.chicagotribune.com/lifestyles/95419761-132.html