It’s normal to feel overwhelmed when trying to take care of an older loved one. Older adults are at higher risk for social isolation and loneliness due to a number of factors, including physical and cognitive declines, loss of loved ones, and changes in social roles and support systems, more noticeable since March 2020. The experts and social workers of Allies in Aging JFS Elder Care Solutions are here to help! In this article, elder expert Malka Young details how someone can be socially isolated without feeling lonely, and vice versa.

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