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Battling Loneliness to Improve Health for Older Adults

December 26, 2019

From the U.S. News & World Report website

We’ve often heard that your ZIP code is a better predictor of health than your genetic code. And while most solutions focus on addressing social determinants of health like access to healthy food and transportation, we must acutely address another key barrier to good health: social isolation.

Studies show that loneliness and social isolation can significantly impact our health and overall well-being. In fact, research has shown that loneliness can be as harmful to our health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day.

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