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Avoiding Isolation as We Age

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Avoiding Isolation as We Age

Oprah Winfrey interviewed over 30,000 people in her career and found one common trait among them all – everyone just wants to know that they matter.  But as we age, this becomes more difficult. We are no longer caretakers, mentors, bosses, employees or, often, spouses. We move away from the big families, the bustling workplaces and the intimate relationships of youth.  Often, we become socially isolated.  According to the Department of Health and Human Services, 28% of older adults, totaling 13.8 million people, live alone.  And this isolation takes a toll on us.  Social isolation has been proven to have...

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