Older people are especially vulnerable to loneliness and social isolation – and it can have a serious effect on health. But there are ways to overcome loneliness, even if you live alone and find it hard to get out.
People can become socially isolated for a variety of reasons, such as getting older or weaker, no longer being the hub of their family, leaving the workplace, the deaths of spouses and friends, or through disability or illness.
Whatever the cause, it's shockingly easy to be left feeling alone and vulnerable, which can lead to depression and a serious decline in physical health and wellbeing.
Seniors Out And Proud Of Utah aims to combat loneliness and isolation by offering social, health, financial, educational and spiritual opportunities for the over 50 LGBT+ community of Utah. Please check out our calendar as well as our Facebook page for ongoing programs and upcoming events