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Isolation Can Be Deadly: Gerontology Association Conference

Jan 10, 2017

More than half of Americans ages 75 and up live alone, and one-quarter of older Americans’ lives are at risk because of loneliness.  Those are some of the statistics well-known to the several thousand people who attended a November 2016 conference presented by the Gerontology Association.  KSFR’s Deborah Martinez was awarded a fellowship to attend the conference in New Orleans. She spoke with experts on several issues affecting older Americans.