There’s no single reason for isolation.
As we get older, staying connected isn’t as easy as it once was — and it’s even harder for those of us who struggle financially. A complex set of circumstances contributes to loneliness and isolation, including:
- Lack of access to quality resources and services
- Declining health, mobility and overall well-being
- Life transitions: retirement, loss of a spouse, etc.
- Societal barriers and discrimination based on age, race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, etc.
- Lack of accessible, affordable transportation.
The resources below may help you pinpoint your risk for isolation.