Aging At Home May Be Lonely

Most people say they want to stay in their homes as they age, but often they find themselves lonely.

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An article on the Huffington Post says isolation is a huge problem for the elderly and staying at home can make it worse. It can also affect their health.

Isolation, according to the article, means the loss of supportive friends and family, meaningful activities, socialization and resources such as transportation.

The article urges those who are not so old to engage the elderly in conversation for the sake of conversation, not just to ask how you can help the person do something.

An expert from AARP, quoted in the article, said he is hopeful that the situation may be better among aging baby boomers than the current elderly generation because the boomers have always tried to find new ways to attack problems and this may be no different.

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