3/26/2012 – Forging Social Connections for Longer Life

The demonstrated benefits of social involvement raise serious questions about the generational splits in current society. When people become too old or infirm to live on their own, they typically move or are moved to facilities with other old or infirm individuals, often far from family and friends, depriving them of connections to people who can provide loving support. The resulting loneliness can be a killer, even in the absence of a fatal disease.

Read the full article in The New York Times