National Campaign to Address the Problem of Isolation; Loneliness in Older Adults Launches November 16
- By: USAging
- On: 10/11/2016 15:43:25
- In: Policy & Advocacy
On November 16 we will launch a national campaign, in collaboration with the AARP Foundation, to spread the word about the growing problem of social isolation and loneliness affecting millions of older Americans.
It is estimated that one in five adults over age 50 are affected by isolation, a problem that has been associated with higher rates of chronic disease, depression, dementia and death.
This topic will be the focus of the annual Eldercare Locator Home for the Holidays Campaign, developed to encourage discussion of important issues affecting older Americans at a time of the year when family and friends often gather together.
This year's campaign features a consumer brochure: "Expand Your Circles: Prevent Isolation and Loneliness As You Age" and a toolkit providing you with all of the resources you need to support the campaign in your community.
Please join us in participating in this important campaign!