BY SUSAN NOACK, CHAIR, TUALATIN AREA AGING TASK FORCE
Last month’s column was on social isolation. It is such an important topic, it is worth repeating.
Social isolation is on the rise – one out of three adults over 65 years old lives alone. Reducing senior isolation is being able to get out of the house and interacting with other people. Isolation can lead to depression, poor health, loss of mobility or cognitive decline. The secret to reducing isolation is to start somewhere.