As we age, circumstances in our lives often change. We
retire from a job, friends move away, or health issues
convince us to eliminate or restrict driving.
When changes as these occur, we may not fully realize how they will affect
our ability to stay connected and engaged and how much
they can impact our overall health and well-being.
We need a social connection to thrive—no matter our age—but
recent research shows that the negative health consequences
of chronic isolation and loneliness may be especially harmful
for older adults. The good news is that with greater awareness,
we can take steps to maintain and strengthen our ties to family
and friends, expand our social circles, and become more
involved in the community around us.
To learn more please make sure to download the PDF newsletter courtesy of eldercare: locator-Connecting You to Community Services