The health risks of prolonged isolation are equivalent to smoking 15 cigarettes a day

Major media outlets in the USA are responding to numerous studies that illustrate the toxic effects of isolation and chronic loneliness on the health and well-being of the elderly. In September and December, The New York Times published three articles that shone a national spotlight on the effects of social isolation. Just before Christmas, the Star Tribune featured a touching portrayal of […]

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Two new member organizations joined the International Federation

14 years after the Polish organization, the International Federation of the little brothers of the Poor has welcomed two young and dynamic organizations which fight against isolation of the elderly in Mexico and in Romania. During its last General Assembly, held in November 4th-5th, 2016 the International Federation has unanimously decided to welcome the two […]

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