One is the loneliest number: Loneliness and activity engagement in rural homebound older adults | 2021 Indiana University Rural Conference
From Group IU Center for Rural Engagement on May 12th, 2021
A study completed (pre-COVID) showed rural homebound older adults in parts of south central Indiana have higher depression and loneliness rates compared to the national average. Respondents with self-reported depression had a significantly higher degree of loneliness and lower level of activity engagement than respondents without self-reported depression, particularly in self-care, leisure, and socializing activities. Join us to explore how we as neighbors, health care providers, policy makers, and volunteers can assist in decreasing depression rates and loneliness, creating a better quality of life for these older adults.
Presenters: Alissia Garabrant, O.T.D., M.S., OTR, Department of Occupational Therapy