Research shows that loneliness can have significant health implications, worse than that of obesity, alcoholism and even smoking 15 cigarettes a day.
Older adults are at a higher risk for isolation and loneliness. There are a number of factors that can contribute to isolation and loneliness, including a shrinking number of family members available for support. There are, however, common warning signs to help identify when an older adult may be feeling lonely or isolated.
This web seminar focuses on easily identifiable signs that indicate someone might need help, including physical symptoms, mental or emotional changes and environmental clues.
GOALS of seminar: Describe the difference between isolation and loneliness; describe the impacts that isolation and loneliness can have on older adults; identify the warning signs of isolation and failing health in older adults; list resources and support for older adults and their families to help them feel more connected.
All attendees should arrive 15 minutes early to complete registration. Contact the CCESC office to request any special accommodations to attend this class, and to provide dietary restrictions.
This co-partnered program between Cornell Cooperative Extension and Office for the Aging of Sullivan County is supported by a grant from the NYS Office for the Aging’s Caregiver Program.
FREE with pre-registration
Extension Education Center
64 Ferndale-Loomis Road
Liberty, New York 12754