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Social isolation is common among older adults and can negatively affect their health. However, regular social interaction not only prevents these effects, but also offers many health benefits. The health benefits seen from regular social interaction include:
- Potential reduction in risk for cardiovascular problems, some cancers, osteoporosis, and rheumatoid arthritis
- Potential risk reduction for Alzheimer’s disease
- Lower blood pressure
- Reduced risk for mental health issues such as depression
The United State of Aging survey finds that seniors are driven by a desire for connectedness. More than half of seniors (53 percent) nationally indicate that being close to friends and family is important and only 15 percent report occasional feelings of isolation. Eighty-four percent of seniors nationally cite technology as important to their ability to connect with the world around them.
Seniors who report experiencing feelings of isolation and depression express less optimism regarding their future health and quality of life compared with seniors nationally: 37 percent of isolated seniors believe their overall quality of life will get worse in the next five to 10 years (compared with 24 percent of all seniors), and 32 percent of isolated seniors believe their health will get worse, compared with 23 percent of all seniors.
Low-income seniors also face challenges. While they cite technology as important to staying in touch with family and friends (81 percent), issues of technology access persist, with 47 percent of low-income seniors reporting cost as a barrier to using more technology, and 48 percent indicating they have trouble understanding how to use technology.
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