Did you know? Isolation & Loneliness are related yet different
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Isolation involves quantifiable measurements, such as the size of one’s social network (and the frequency of engagement with it), availability of transportation, and ability to access resources and information.
Loneliness (also known as subjective isolation) denotes how people perceive their experiences and whether or not they feel isolated (AARP)
social Isolation affects nearly 1 in 5 older adults
Subjective feelings of loneliness can increase the risk of death by as much as 45%
Social Isolation among older adults is associated with an estimated $6.7 billion in additional Medicare spending annually.
Understanding Loneliness and Social Isolation
How to Stay Connected
From the National Institute on Aging at NIH
Social isolation, loneliness in older people pose health risks
by National Institute on Aging