Older adults face social isolation and increased health risks, as well as socioeconomic and geographic disparities. Technology is one of the most powerful tools for change. Nearly one in four adults ages 65 and over are considered socially isolated. One out of three adults over 45 feels lonely.
Social isolation increases the chance of premature death and rivals the risks of smoking, obesity, and inactivity. Read more about issues older adults face, as well as access a list of Digitunity member organizations focused on serving older adults and their families, by clicking on the document image below or here.