Loneliness is more than a feeling,
it's a danger.
When you live alone, away from friends and family, poverty can be dangerous. Loneliness has been linked with high rates of diabetes, heart disease and stroke. And often, shorter life expectancy*. Older Australians, like Ruby, are among the most at risk of loneliness. Their shrinking social circle, increased physical limitations and financial hardship only increases the risks they face.
*Department of Health Sciences, University of York, Heslington, York, UK