Harvard Health Letter

5 ways to fight loneliness and isolation

Act now to avoid potential dangers associated with solitary living, such as coronary artery disease, stroke, and thinking skills decline. One lovely picture of older age is of smiling seniors enjoying their golden years with partners, friends, and family. In reality, many seniors are isolated and lonely. The National Council on Aging reports that one in six adults ages 65 or older is isolated, either socially or geographically. And in a…

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