Don't Worry! You are not alone.
40% of the elderly population feels lonely in the US.
- 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.
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.
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