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Feeling Lonely?

Don't Worry! You are not alone.

40% of the elderly population feels lonely in the US.

Risk Factors

-  Living Alone

-  Social Isolation

-  Death of a Spouse or Close Friend

-  Decline of Physical Health

"Older people with a large circle of friends are 22 percent less likely to die than those with fewer friends"

What Can Lonely Seniors do?

-  Move into an assisted living home

-  The Center For Senior Activities at 21 Imperial Avenue Westport CT.  

- 203-341-5099 

Times Open:

7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Wednesday, and Friday

7:30 a.m to 8 p.m., Thursday

8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday

Visit http://www.westportct.gov/index.aspx?page=1009 for more information.

Loneliness can be more deadly than air pollution, obesity, and excessive drinking!

"People that are lonely are 2 times more likely to die prematurely!"



Do Not Take Loneliness Lightly!  

If You are Feeling Lonely or Depressed See Your Doctor Right Away.

Works Cited

"CSA Enhancement Committee." Town of Westport, CT : CSA Enhancement Committee. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 June 2017. . 


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Khullar, Dhruv. "How Social Isolation Is Killing Us." New York Times. New York 

     Times, www.nytimes.com/2016/12/22/upshot/ how-social-isolation-is-killing-us.html?_r=0. Accessed 20 Mar. 2017. 


Pope, Tara Parker. "What Are Friends For? A Longer Life." The New York Times, 20 

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