When people connect, they affect each other's lives.
- 17% of adults age 65 and older are isolated
- 26% increased risk of death due to subjective feeling of loneliness
- 51% of people age 75 and older live alone
A new report funded by AARP Foundation examines existing data to estimate the frequency of loneliness among older adults in the U.S. and identify characteristics that indicate a high risk.