CONFRONTING LONELINESS AS WE AGE AND HOW TO REVERSE IT: THE ZOOMER, VISION TV

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.

Loneliness and taking the stress out of entertaining, Monday December 2nd at 10pm on The Zoomer on Vision TV.

Jane Brown

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