Aging Matters: Loneliness & Isolation

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Decades of research have shown that social isolation and loneliness can be as dangerous to your health as smoking or obesity. Hosted by Grammy-winning singer and songwriter Kathy Mattea, AGING MATTERS: LONELINESS & ISOLATION explores how forming and keeping social connections can be difficult as we grow older, and clarifies the difference between being physically isolated and feeling lonely. The 30-minute documentary features the stories of older adults who have experienced feeling detached from the wider community due to factors like the loss of a spouse, the stresses of caregiving, illness or loss of mobility. The program also examines general characteristics linked to social isolation and the health risks associated with loneliness.

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