According to a recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, social isolation can dramatically reduce one's quality of life and increase his or her risk for premature death. Unfortunately, upon leaving the workforce, many people find that their daily social interactions become less common.
Dr. Rebecca Shoda-Meyer, a clinical pathologist and aging expert, spoke to about how seniors can develop new friendships.
In a downloadable podcast that can be accessed at the MySilverAge website, Shoda-Meyer offered recommendations on places to meet other seniors, activities that can be planned and specific tips for people who may be more reclusive.