Social Isolation

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Did you know?  Isolation & Loneliness are related yet different

1 in 5

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

45%

Subjective feelings of loneliness can increase the risk of death by as much as 45%

$6.7billion

Social Isolation among older adults is associated with an estimated $6.7 billion in additional Medicare spending annually.

Infographic: Stay Connected to Combat Loneliness and Social Isolation (nih.gov)
Infographic: Stay Connected to Combat Loneliness and Social Isolation (nih.gov)

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Understanding Loneliness and Social Isolation

How to Stay Connected 

From the National Institute on Aging at NIH

https://nia.nih.gov/

NIA NIH Site

Social isolation, loneliness in older people pose health risks

by National Institute on Aging

https://nih.gov

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