A recent scientific study by Julianne Holt-Lunstad, David A. Sbarra, and Theodore F. Robles has indicated that being embedded in high-quality close relationships and feeling socially connected to the people in one’s life is associated with decreased risk for all-cause mortality as well as a range of disease morbidities. These findings provide evidence that social relationships needs to be a public health issue, similar to tobacco, food safety, teen pregnancy and HIV. Like other Public Health priorities, early intervention and prevention are critical for health promotion, and must continue to be prioritized in every stage of life. Please click HERE to read the full report.
If you or a loved one is struggling from social and would benefit from a friendly visitor or daily check-in calls, contact Sheryl Luebke at 804-282-5644 ext. 244 or [email protected]