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Memory Café Provides Social Connection for Seniors

Nov 01, 2020 08:30AM ● By Jason Huddle

Weigh Your Medicare Open Enrollment Options

It is well documented that loneliness impacts our physical, emotional, and mental health. Unsurprisingly, almost 30% of seniors report regularly feeling lonely. According to research from the AARP and CDC, the effects of loneliness are comparable to living with chronic stress and pose a higher health risk than smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Social isolation can lead to a higher risk of chronic health conditions including heart disease, weaker immune system, and is linked to a 40% increase in developing dementia. Sponsored by Cannon Health

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