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The Power of Connection: Reversing Social Isolation in Rural America

This report from Tivity Health examines the public health crisis posed by social isolation in the lives of older adults, particularly those living in rural places. Social isolation--a condition defined by the lack of meaningful relationships or social engagement and exacerbated by various physical and societal factors--is now recognized as actively dangerous to health and well-being. It can raise the risk of premature death by almost 30 percent, is as harmful as obesity or physical inactivity, and is a demonstrated risk factor in its own right. The report captures proceedings and policy recommendations from the Tivity Health 2018 Connectivity Summit on Rural Aging.

The Power of Connection: Reversing Social Isolation in Rural America

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Tivity Health

Date of Publication:

December 2018

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