Helping the lonely and elderly during the holidays

The Baltimore Sun:

When 92-year-old Carolyn Bochau gets a visitor at home, she concedes that she turns into a chatterbox.

Because of health problems and old age, the Baltimore resident doesn’t go out for much more than doctor appointments, so she gets excited when she has company. Around the holidays she said she wants companionship even more.

 “I can’t keep quiet when someone is here,” she said. “Because I am always cooped up in here, when someone comes I say everything and anything that comes out of my mouth.”
Prolonged isolation can be as bad for health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day, according research published last year in the journal Perspectives on Psychological Science.
Read the whole story: The Baltimore Sun

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