The quietest health risk we face – isolation

By Ellen Lebedow

Manager, Resident Services

Please join the Resident Services Department on Wednesday, September 25th from 2-3:30pm in the VSQ Music Room for an important presentation on Social Isolation: The Quietest Health Risk that We Face. Mary Ann Buckley, LCSW-C, Director of Care Management services for Corewood Care in Bethesda, will be our guest speaker. Research shows that deep loneliness can have similar health risks as smoking 15 cigarettes per day.

The importance of friendship and connections is very real! Staying connected is good for our physical and cognitive health! In a similar vein, the AARP Foundation is sponsoring National Good Neighbor Day on September 28th. This is an opportunity for all of us to come together and celebrate our neighbors. Join us on 9/25 to hear about the importance of meaningful connections in our lives and then celebrate your connections at Riderwood on 9/28 with Good Neighbor Day!

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