03.21.2018

Japan's lonely seniors are the tip of a global epidemic of senior loneliness

In 2017, CareMore, a unit of Anthem Insurance that offers coverage and health care to more than 100,000 members across seven states, is introducing a campaign to help some of the US population’s most socially isolated people: seniors. They have redesigned their care centers, so the waiting areas will be repositioned as social spaces where seniors can drop in and just be there. They have a senior-focused gyms called “Nifty After Fifty” at most of our care centers, and a lot of the programs there are focused on creating social connection for seniors, as well as helping them with exercise

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