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Blend Extra: Ending Senior Loneliness and Isolation

Posted at 1:01 PM, Jan 23, 2023

Although it’s hard to measure social isolation and loneliness precisely, there is strong evidence that many adults aged 50 and older are socially isolated or lonely in ways that put their health at risk. Recent studies found that:
· Social isolation was associated with about a 50% increased risk of dementia.
· Poor social relationships (characterized by social isolation or loneliness) was associated with a 29% increased risk of heart disease and a 32% increased risk of stroke.
· Loneliness was associated with higher rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide.
· Social isolation significantly increased a person’s risk of premature death from all causes, a risk that may rival those of smoking, obesity, and physical inactivity.
SYNERGY HomeCare offers home services so seniors can age in their home. Ruth Busalacchi is the President and Owner of SYNERGY. Today she talks about how their services can help combat isolation and loneliness for seniors. They can do errands, shopping, housekeeping, meal pre and more!
Call SYNERGY HomeCare at 414 763-8368 or 262 235 0640 for Milwaukee, Waukesha and Walworth Counties to arrange a free in person visit to talk about how we could help.