In an Op-Ed, Columbia Aging Center director, Dean Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, asks how we conquer loneliness in a time of imposed isolation

Friday, April 10, 2020

In an April 10 opinion piece, Dean Linda P. Fried, MD, MPH, asks:

Across the world, many people are now following directives to stay home and to maintain “social distance,” meaning a physical distance of 6 feet from each other,  if they have to go out for essential needs, such as to buy food or medicine. As the weeks go by, concerns about increasing feelings of loneliness are high, especially among older adults and people living alone.  Are there ways to design out loneliness?

Read more here for six key points on how to mitigate the effects of self-isolation during Covid-19 that can lead to loneliness.