If you’re feeling lonely these days, you’re not alone. Isolation is a big concern for older adults.
Nearly a quarter of adults age 65 and older are considered socially isolated — a statistic associated with a nearly 50 percent increased risk of dementia and other serious medical conditions, according to a 2020 report from the National Academy of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.
Technology is often touted as a way to bring people closer together, but Zoom, FaceTime, Facebook, texting and other high-tech options can sometimes be challenging to use. And in a social media era of heart and smiley-face emojis, online communication can feel less than authentic.
So what are some ways to connect with others that don’t involve our gadgets? To learn tips from AARP, CLICK HERE.