Santa Fe New Mexican (June 8)—quote from Edwin Walker on health impacts of social isolation
When I was a boy, controlled by my parents, what I wanted most was to be left alone. Now, at 77, I’m not so sure that’s what I want. Loneliness can affect anyone at any age, but it’s particularly worrisome among those 60 and older because it could lead to serious health concerns, even death, and have a debilitating effect on people who are blind or going deaf. For them, it means isolation.
Does anyone have to be over 60 to be isolated? What about younger people?