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The Denver Post: Remember the Lonely This Season

The Open Forum Letters to the Editor:

During the holiday season, many will struggle with increased feelings of loneliness —especially seniors, who spend more time alone than the average adult.

According to Meals on Wheels America, one in four U.S. seniors lives alone. Isolation can cause detrimental health issues. The holidays also bring challenges for isolated seniors, as they may struggle with grief over lost loved ones.

Recently, the Jean Griswold Foundation partnered with Meals on Wheels America to tackle the senior isolation epidemic. We have seen firsthand how companionship improves well-being, and we're proud to support an organization that shares our mission of helping people live fulfilling lives at home.
This season, we encourage you to check on your aging loved ones often.