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- Less depressed - More active

- Social isolation
- Potentially reduced risk of - Healthy diet
- Death of spouse
some cancers, osteoporosis, - Keeping brains active and sharp
-Loss of mobility or independence
cardiovascular problems, - Reduced risk of brain and muscle
- Declining physical health
Alzhiemer's disease, and atrophy
- Financial Stress
rheumatoid arthritus - Boosts immune system
- Lower blood pressure - Relationships and connections

MENTAL  HEALTH PHYSICAL HEALTH CAUSES OF DEPRESSION

BENEFITS OF SOCIAL INTERACTION


AMOUNG ELDERS
- 5.8%+ of the US population 65+ - Strong community connections
will suffer from depression - 50% more expensive (per patient) - Finding a hobby
- 1/3 widowers meet the criteria - Life expectancy increase by 17 - Joining clubs and gyms
for clinical depression 1 month years - Finding ways to stay stimulated
after spouse's death - More elders, more health and busy to avoid brain and
- 34 Million adults 65+ in the US, problems, more overcrowding in muscle atrophy
and growing (13% of population homes - Improving quailty of life and
20% of suicides) living

PREVELANCE IMPORTANCE SOLUTIONS