8 Side Effects of Isolation in Older Adults

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Isolation, especially in older adults, can have life threatening effects.
Did you know…
  • Older adults who face isolation are…
    14% more likely to die prematurely
  • Older adults who face isolation are…
    more likely to report having poor physical/mental health
  • Older adults who face isolation are…
    more likely to experience a decline in mobility
  • Older adults who face isolation are…
    60% more likely to access emergency services
  • Older adults who face isolation are…
    twice as likely to enter nursing home facilities
  • Older adults who face isolation are…
    more likely to experience cognitive decline and dementia
  • Older adults who face isolation are…
    more likely to suffer from long-term illnesses such as chronic lung disease, arthritis, high blood pressure and depression
  • Older adults who face isolation are…
    at higher risk of facing some form of elder abuse

Isolation can kill, but you can prevent it.

Please consider joining us for our Give65 event, July 10-12, in raising $5,000 to prevent isolation and loneliness for older adults throughout Hennepin County.

Make double the impact with your gift by pre-scheduling your donation July 1-9!

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