Why is it important to stay connected to others?

Loneliness can have significant impacts on physical and mental health. The Norwood Memory Cafe gives people and their companions, a chance to share in a positive experience through laughter, companionship and socializationIMG_3991 in a relaxed and safe environment.

This opportunity for interaction can help prevent some of the problems associated with loneliness listed in this great WebMD graphic.

For more information on the effects of loneliness, check out these articles:

Why Loneliness Matters:
https://www.webmd.com/balance/features/why-lonliness-matters

Loneliness Epidemic Named a Public Health Threat
https://www.webmd.com/healthy-aging/news/20170807/loneliness-epidemic-named-a-public-health-threat

One in Three Older Americans Is Lonely. Here’s What Can Help:
https://ti.me/2Rjk8x0

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