Human beings are social creatures. We generally like being around and interacting with others. Research and studies are finding that social isolation and feelings of loneliness can be detrimental to one’s health, no matter the age. Our older population is more likely to be at risk for social isolation and loneliness for a myriad of reasons (loss of a spouse or significant other, loss of ability to drive, disease/illness/injury resulting in decreased mobility for example). If aging in place results in social isolation and/or loneliness – which can lead to depression – you may want to consult with one of our Certified Senior Advisors to consider the options.