How Can We Reduce Isolation and Loneliness in Age?

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Hear this discussion from our Longevity Explorers — circles of older adults who meet monthly to explore solutions to the challenges that come with aging.

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from: Longevity Explorers | Saratoga Retirement Community

Discussion Summary

The Longevity Explorer group discusses some of the causes and the antidotes to loneliness and isolation in older adults, whether living at home or in a community setting.

Causes discussed include poor health, hearing loss, lack of purpose, and depression.

Possible solutions encompass regular friendly visits, Internet access, senior clubs, and pets.

Throughout the course of this interesting discussion are woven the key themes of outreach vs. lack of opportunity, and freedom of choice whether or not to engage with others. 



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Key words: 
Isolation and Loneliness, social engagement