Health Benefits of Staying Social: Connecting with Your Community

Health Benefits of Staying Social: Connecting with Your Community

First Aired: 12/12/2016

Length: 57 minutes


See why loneliness can be detrimental to good health.
 
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The complexities of aging and health can result in loneliness and social isolation. Dr. Carla Perissinotto, UCSF Division of Geriatrics, looks at the health effects of being lonely, who is at risk and what you can do. Then take a look at programs that provide services older adults and their caregivers. This course was made possible by the Optimizing Aging Collaborative at UCSF which is supported by the UCSF Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program: Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Grant Number U1QHP28727.
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