Seniors and Isolation: a growing health epidemic

Isolation is a growing health epidemic. The AARP Foundation Connect2Affect campaign states that the health risks of prolonged isolation are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day. When asked which they would rather give up for a week, 79% of seniors said they would rather give up watching TV than talking with their friends and family. Social interaction and connections are necessary to lead a happy, healthy life. More than 8 million adults or 1