Loneliness could become a bigger health threat than smoking and obesity, studies show

Sachin Jain, president and CEO of CareMore, tells Governing Magazine that "a local approach" may help in easing the problem of loneliness. Jain doesn't believe public awareness campaigns are enough. CareMore has established an initiative in four different states that has doctors asking senior citizens about how often they communicate with other people. A social worker will call or visit them if it seems as though the senior citizen is socially isolated.

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