Dec 02, 2019
By Jane Brown
The benefits of staying social as we age have been outlined in a number of studies.
And new research suggests that loneliness can be as bad for your health as obesity and smoking.
More and more physicians say maintaining our “social capital” as we get older is key to overall physical and mental well being.
At the same time, having people to your home can often be stressful and overwhelming.
Monday night (December 2nd) on The Zoomer on our sister station Vision TV, Libby Znaimer sits down with experts on entertaining, as well as York University psychology professor, Dr. Ami Rokach, who says talking about loneliness is the first step towards removing the stigma.
“It affects not only the quality of life, but the length of the years that we live. It has a great stigma to it, and many people walk around very lonely and they don’t speak about it and I’m glad that we’re doing something to get it out in the open,” Dr. Rokach explains.