People are inherently social creatures. For this reason, not having meaningful connections in life makes some feel it is less worth living. If someone doesn’t believe life is worth living, would they take their medication as prescribed? See their doctor for a physical exam? Care about what they eat? When people lack connection their health suffers, and that is the unfortunate reality for millions of our nation’s seniors struggling with loneliness and social isolation.

 

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