Improving how older adults engage with the world

For the aging population, loneliness is more than a state of mind – it is an emerging risk factor that has implications for personal, economic and societal well-being. A range of stakeholders, including business leaders, medical professionals, governments, advocacy groups and social service organizations, has a significant interest in preventing, identifying and addressing the root causes of loneliness. Without countermeasures, older adults face continued detachment from the mainstream, even as their numbers grow. Our newest research explores how organizations in many industries can act to help older adults strengthen their social fabric and reconnect to others.

Featured findings

public health costs
invisibility of health
barries to addressing health

About the authors

nicola palmarini

Nicola Palmarini
Global manager for Aging and Accessibility solutions
IBM Research

rebecca wu

Rebecca Wu
Business Analytics and Strategy consultant
IBM Global Business Services

sheila zinck

Sheila Zinck
Advocacy and Eminence programs lead
IBM Accessibility Research

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