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Stay Connected to Combat Loneliness and Social Isolation

As people age they often find themselves spending more time at home alone. This can affect your health and well-being. Learn if you might be at risk and how to stay connected.  

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To learn more about loneliness and social isolation, check out Expanding Your Circles: Prevent Isolation and Loneliness as you Age (PDF, 1.41 MB).

Stay connected to combat loneliness and social isolation. Feeling lonely or isolated are bad for your health. Loneliness and isolation are associated with higher rates of depresses, weakened immune system, heart disease, dementia, early death. Try to stay connected if you live or feel alone, recently had a major loss, are a caregiver, lack purpose. Ideas: Find an activity you enjoy. Exercise.  Volunteer. Stay in touch in person, online or by phone. Consider a pet.

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Are you at risk for loneliness and social isolation? Check out this infographic for a list of risk factors and 5 ways to stay more connected:

Feeling lonely or being isolated are bad for your health. Get tips for ways you can stay more connected to others as you age: