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Seniors cope through COVID by staying connected
by Julia Browning
Everyone forced to unexpectedly isolate because of the COVID-19 pandemic has suffered the loss of the life they expected to be living.
For senior citizens, who already face the threat of isolation and its proven unhealthy side effects — elevated blood pressure, cholesterol, increased stress hormones and weakened immune systems — COVID-19 poses a particular concern.
“There are numerous studies in the last decade that have proven that isolation and loneliness have a significant negative impact on seniors’ health … This can be alleviated by seniors socializing and having others in their lives,” says Dr. Jaclynn Faffer, president/CEO of Naples Senior Center.