Isolation among over 65s on the increase, poll finds

Deborah Alsina, chief executive of Independent Age

Older people are feeling more isolated as their social contact has reduced during the Covid-19 pandemic, polling by older people’s charity Independent Age has found. Its poll of 483 people aged over 65, conducted by Opinium between 15 and 18 May, found the proportion of people having their social contact significantly reduced rose from 75%…

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