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October 22, 2018

Rural Isolation: Causes and Cures

…in cities, as well.) Volunteer and community groups are seeking a variety of solutions to combat social isolation especially due to geography, such as virtual communities like Well Connected in…

November 13, 2015

Older People Power

…and hang with the beautiful people when we’re feeling unbeautiful. Research tells us that isolation kills, but, she says, “loneliness and isolation can be mitigated…by revising our cultural perceptions of…

July 1, 2019

Never too Old For New Friends

…stressed with caregiving responsibilities, and medical issues can arise. Regardless of age, close relationships remain critical for our physical, mental and emotional health. Social isolation and loneliness can increase the…

March 6, 2016

Urban Cohousing the Babayaga Way

…“companions” and sensor-powered systems that inform friends or family when we haven’t opened the refrigerator for two days? Isolation might not be a good trade-off for independence — apart from…

March 17, 2015

Just Moving Through Time: Dr. Christiane Northrup on Growing Older

…realistic. Getting older typically doesn’t mean staying intact; people can develop health and emotional problems. What are the healthiest ways to deal with this? Let’s talk about isolation. What you…

January 21, 2013

Research: Connecting With Others Can Protect Your Health

…a feeling of emptiness, by asking the participants to take a well-respected survey designed to evaluate these feelings. “Loneliness and social isolation are different,” she says. It’s possible to feel…

October 9, 2012

Ways to Give

…involved. Read all the options below to see which is best for you. Donate Senior Planet works to help senior build skills that enable them to conquer isolation and become…

March 22, 2015

Social media saves the day, late-life creativity – and more from the week online

…social isolation – even among people who don’t mind being alone – has a similar outcome. But the most surprising research findings might be that loneliness and isolation are far…

March 28, 2017

Students Are Redesigning Long Life

…process involves the competitors familiarizing themselves with issues of aging—from difficulties getting around to financial insecurity and social isolation—the challenge organizers hope that a new generation will become knowledgeable enough…

April 6, 2018

We did it! Senior Planet North Country Lives on!

…more at risk for social isolation and difficulty connecting with others for information and access to social and other services to help them remain in their homes and lead fully…

March 31, 2013

Linky Sunday: “Aging Gracefully” Gets a No Vote, the Senior Divorce Trend…

…and living a life we might not have had ourselves at their age. Ring a bell? Read more by clicking here. Social isolation linked to premature death. Feeling lonely isn’t…

July 7, 2014

Best in Show: ReSound Linx

…hearing aid yet). I’ve been depending on the popular angled earbuds for sound isolation, since I can wedge them behind my hearing aids, but they fall out, are uncomfortable and…

April 23, 2013

Senior Hunger: A Growing Problem

…feed a population of older people who because of disabilities, isolation and other issues have been struggling to get by on their own. Watch the video above; each subsequent episode…

October 19, 2016

The Freebird Club: A New AirBnB Just for Seniors

…wishlists. Since we’re likely to have grown-up kids, we’re also likely to have unused rooms in our houses. But the isolation of no longer working and raising a family can…

December 21, 2018

A Holiday Message from Tom Kamber

…achieved measurable decreases in social isolation for older adults in our communities. It’s hard to imagine reaching greater heights in 2019, but then again, that’s what we said last year!…