6/26/21: Dr. Vicki Schmall, Executive Director of Aging Concerns | THE IMPACT OF SOCIAL ISOLATION | Aging in the Willamette Valley with John

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Dr. Vicki Schmall is the Executive Director of Aging Concerns and an authority on the effects of isolation and loneliness among older adults. She joins us to discuss the challenges of feeling cut off from others. For instance, did you know that being disconnected from others can have the same negative impact on your health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day? Fortunately, Dr. Schmall has some tips for dealing with these issues and covers several ways isolated individuals can stay connected to reduce their sense of loneliness. She also shares some resources available to ensure that you, or your loved one, can get help before a crisis occurs. Don’t miss this helpful show! #Salem

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