Increased social and community connections are important for health
Last updated 8/24/2022 at 6:03pm
Dr. Rhonda L. Randall
Special to Village News
We are all wired for emotional connection and that doesn’t stop when we retire. In my experience as a geriatrician, older adults who have family or a strong support network by their side are more likely to remain living in their homes longer, get the care they need and have better health outcomes. Unfortunately, older adults who are more isolated with less of a social support system, experience more challenges and often don’t receive important care.
Through my practice, I learned the path to better health for older adults isn’t always...