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Me too.

Loneliness and social isolation are a national epidemic. Without social connections, you are at higher risk of disease, depression, and dementia.

Know the Facts!

WellnessLink recently completed a needs assessment regarding loneliness and social isolation in New Hampshire. Our findings are consistent with the national data. Read our report to learn more.

The US Surgeon General issued a report on the risks of social isolation and the healing effects of connection and community. Here are some key takeaways:

  • Lacking social connection can increase the risk for premature death as much as smoking up to 15 cigarettes a day.
  • Loneliness and isolation increase risk for premature death by almost 30%.
  • Social engagement can provide a sense of purpose and support longer life spans in older adults.
  • Social connection is a fundamental human need, as essential to survival as food, water, and shelter.
  • Social connection is key to living a fulfilled and happy life.
  • Communities are healthier, safer, and more prosperous when we are socially connected.
Make healthy connections. Check out our community calendar! You can discover events — from online learning and enrichment to local groups and activities near you.
Call WellnessLink Today

WellnessLink can help you make meaningful connections. Talk to a real person, call 866-452-1693.

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  • Press 2 to find activities and events in your community

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