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Senior program addresses social connectiveness

MARION, Ill. – Research increasingly shows that social isolation and loneliness can deeply impact the quality of life, especially for older adults. And some studies show that more than 20% of adults in the United States identify as lonely, isolated, or both.

Join Family Life Educator Robin Ridgley during a free program on February 8 to understand the difference between social isolation and loneliness and identify risk factors. She will also explore the various consequences of isolation and loneliness and strategies for staying connected with others.

The program will be held Wednesday, February 8 from 1 – 2 p.m. at the Marion Senior Center,  507 West Main, Marion, IL 62959. This program is free, but registration is encouraged. Call (618) 997-9019 to reserve a spot.

University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If

you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in programming, contact Robin Ridgley at Early requests are strongly encouraged to allow sufficient time for meeting your needs.