In my book Growing Older, Living Younger, the Science of Aging Gracefully and the Art of Retiring Comfortably. I describe my personal roadmap for aging well, based on seven foundational pillars.
Today I talk about the fifth foundational pillar. I call pillar five Connection. As I was reflecting on living alone, loneliness, and the potential adverse consequences for mental and also physical health, I was grateful for the insights that had earlier led me to prepare myself to avoid the dangers of isolation.
2016 data from Canada and the USA showed that single person households were becoming more prevalent and that millions of people were living alone. Social isolation is a major risk factor for mental and physical adverse effects.This has been even more evident with the isolation of the pandemic. Connection and community is key to healthy aging.
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