Ask a Doctor: Talking About Isolation and Loneliness

Social isolation is a serious problem with older adults that is expected to increase. There are many reasons we become isolated as we age, including loss of a loved one; health challenges like low vision, hearing impairment, limited mobility; and external barriers such as lack of transportation. Dr. Elise Reinhard discusses why your Primary Care Provider (PCP) is a good person to tell about feelings of isolation and loneliness. Why should I tell my PCP

A Season for Full Community Participation

It was once said that, “Aging is not ‘lost youth,’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” The wisdom of this statement is demonstrated well by those seniors who, upon entering this new life stage, actively contribute to their community. Unfortunately, people of all ages often view seniors primarily as passive recipients of community services rather than full participants who also give back. While seniors may in fact need specific services and support, the