The feeling of social isolation affects one in five people over age 50. We’re thinking that that statistic may be higher for women over 50, simply because in that age group, twice as many women as men are unmarried and/or live alone. Dr. John Cacioppo talks in this AARP video about the prevalence of social isolation among the 50+ population, scientific research into the health risks associated with feeling alone, and proactive ways to tackle the feeling of isolation.
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