Easing Old People’s Loneliness Can Help Keep Them Healthy

From NPR

Little Brothers is an organization which operates in San Francisco and several other cities. As part of their program volunteers focus on connecting with isolated elderly people in an effort to improve health and well-being.

A 2012 study showed that people who felt lonely – whether or not they lived with others or suffered from depression – were at heightened risk of death. It also showed that 43 percent of people over 60 felt lonely.

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