Neighborhoods Play Role in Older Adults’ Pandemic Experience

August 1, 2022

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Read time:

5-15 mins
Senior Man Glasses House Neighborhood
Presented by Health Lab

How does your neighborhood impact your social-emotional health? In 2020, Michigan Medicine researchers Jessica Finlay and Lindsay Kobayashi launched a study to examine how the COVID-19 pandemic changed neighborhood environments and the way older adults age in place. Finlay shares insights from the study, finding that some older adults reported less social interaction and diminished relationships with their neighbors, while others reported more. The experts also highlight the need to identify and address the pandemic’s long-term implications for aging in place.

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