We all know modern society is more disconnected than the world we grew up in. That is especially true as we age.
Isolation is different than simple lonliness. Isolation means emotional and physical disconnection with friends and family members and researchers say it affects more than 8 million Americans over the age of 50.
Prolonged isolation can contribute to poor health. A recent study suggests it's as bad as smoking 15 cigarettes!
To find out your risk of isolation, AARP has posted a quiz online at their webite. If you'd like to take the quiz, click here.