ATTENTION: Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Previous research finds that…

  • Various factors, such as disability and major life events (e.g., loss of spouse) can put older adults at greater risk of experiencing social isolation or loneliness.
  • The prevalence rate of social isolation is around 10% to 15% in a number of European studies.
  • The level of health risk associated with social isolation has been compared with that of cigarette smoking, obesity and other major biomedical and psychosocial risk factors.

Relationships Australia State and Territory websites