Seniors have a higher risk of chronic loneliness, but people of all ages can suffer.To help people regain some control over their social lives, Dr.
for senior citizens - OTHER than personals/dating related sites?
Loneliness rates seem to be increasing worldwide, among both the young — who sometimes recede into their internal, Internet-based lives — and the old, who lose mobility and outlive their closest friends.
Research suggests loneliness increases mortality risk by 26%, more so than obesity or smoking.
Just as in any social or age group, there are specific issues that are addressed through many of the free senior chat rooms which provide interaction to many who are lonely due to spousal death or personal illness.
Issues such as loneliness, health and fitness, care of elderly parents, relationships with children, assisted living, financial concerns, nursing homes and late-in-life weddings are just some of the interesting topics that can be found in chat rooms.