“For the elderly, loneliness and isolation are real problems that affect physical health as well as emotional well-being. One study showed that in people over 60, loneliness is associated with a decline in normal daily activities and mobility. The same study revealed that nearly half of participants reported feeling lonely at least some of the time.
Why is this? For many seniors, their spouses may have passed away and their children are grown and have moved or are busy with their careers or their own children. Decreased mobility may also play a part, preventing older people from getting out and doing the activities they enjoyed in the past. The resulting depression can end up creating a downward spiral of health issues.” MORE
“President Donald Trump’s vow Tuesday to close down the government if he doesn’t get money for the border wall mirrors private comments he has made to advisers in recent days — and could cause significant rifts within his own party if he follows through.
The fight over the wall is likely to explode in September as the administration wrangles over a new budget, an increase in the debt ceiling, the beginning of a tax reform package and a possible resuscitation of health care legislation.” MORE