Do you feel lonely?
According to a Beaumont report, 63% of adults aged 52 or over who have been widowed, and 51% of the same group who are separated or divorced report feeling lonely some of the time or often.
Aside from the emotional impact, research indicates that loneliness and social isolation can lead to poor health. In fact, it is as much a risk factor for death as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. (source: http://www.campaigntoendloneliness.org/loneliness-research/)
Below is a poll aimed at understanding the scale and impact of loneliness and whether there are any physical reasons contributing to social isolation. Please feel free to comment with anymore concerns below…