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Clinical pathologist and aging expert offers advice on ways older adults can avoid isolation and loneliness.
GLENDALE, Calif., Oct. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The secret to longevity may be as simple as a few good friends.
According to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, social isolation reduces quality of life and actually increases the risk of death. These findings support the notion that people really need other people to be happy and lead longer lives.
However, the circumstances surrounding aging can make it challenging to maintain a close-knit social circle. There are fewer opportunities to interact with co-workers after retirement, neighbors often travel to snowbird destinations for winter, children leave the nest, and spouses and friends pass away.
In a new podcast from MySilverAge.com, Dr. Rebecca Shoda-Meyer, a California-based clinical pathologist and aging expert, addresses the causes of social isolation and shares recommendations for ways seniors can stay connected in social circles. Topics include:
To hear all of Dr. Shoda-Meyer's advice, download the free podcast, "How to Make Friends and Expand Your Social Circle."
MySilverAge is a website and online resource center, brought to you by be.group, that is designed to help seniors enjoy "what's next." MySilverAge brings together thought leaders on the subject of successful aging, leading intelligence on healthy aging and senior living, and expert tips and advice for creating the home, community and relationships in which seniors can thrive.
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