Isolation and Loneliness
June 5 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm CDT| Free
Research shows that loneliness can have significant health implications, worse than that of obesity, alcoholism and even smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Older adults are at a higher risk for isolation and loneliness. There are a number of factors that can contribute to isolation and loneliness, including a shrinking number of family members available for support. There are however, common warning signs to help identify when an older adult may be feeling lonely or isolated.
This month’s webinar focuses on easily identifiable signs that someone might need help, including physical symptoms, mental or emotional changes, and environmental clues. Professionals can help educate families on these warning signs and provide tools and resources to help older adults feel more connected to their families and communities.