Isolation and loneliness are serious problems for older adults. Corona virus has only made this issue more challenging. Recent studies show that older adults who are isolated are likely to be sicker—and die sooner—than those who feel connected, though cause-and-effect between self-reported loneliness and illness is not so clear. As highlighted in this article from Forbes, creative thinking combined with innovative use of technology can help successfully combat the feelings of isolation and loneliness.

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