How we address isolation depends on our own personality and our own choices. And addressing isolation does not mean that we must do this by leaving our homes. Technology has made it possible to be connected even without in-person interactions.
There are some clinical issues that might lead a person to limit their interactions, but these can be addressed. These issues are things such as urinary incontinence, hearing loss and visual acuity decline.
Our Aging Well Resource Coordinator can help with getting these issues addressed if they are impacting your interest in joining a social group.
Transportation is another barrier to being social. Make sure you read through our resources on transportation in another section or reach out to our Aging Well Resource Coordinator for help with transportation needs.
There are multiple resources in communities across the country to help seniors connect. This website and our Aging Well Resource Coordinator can help connect you with the resources available in your community.