Loneliness in older adults is a growing U.S. population health problem, especially among immigrants This research brief explores the impact of age at immigration on loneliness and considers factors such as health, socio-demographic characteristics, and engagement in volunteering on loneliness. Findings demonstrate the need for programs that promote social connection among older adult immigrants to combat feelings of loneliness.
Older Adults, Immigrants, Loneliness
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The authors are affiliates of the Center for Aging and Policy Studies, which receives funding from the National Institute on Aging (grant # 1P30AG066583).
National Institute on Aging
Zemba, Stephanie and Wilmoth, Janet, "Older Immigrants Are More Likely Than Older Nonimmigrants to Experience Loneliness" (2022). Population Health Research Brief Series. 194.
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