Loneliness has been called the “silent killer.” AARP, USA Today
Isolation creates serious long-term emotional and physical health risks for seniors including depression, obesity, and heart disease, National Institute on Aging/National Institute of Health,
Isolation is deadly for older adults, Yale University
PHONE CONVERSATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE
Just 10 minutes of talking improves memory, University of Michigan
Talking improves mood and emotional resilience, University of Arizona
Effect of Layperson-Delivered, Empathy-Focused Program of Telephone Calls on Loneliness, Depression, and Anxiety, JAMA Psychiatry
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