Study: In pandemic era, older adults isolated but resilient
(AP) – An ongoing study suggests that older American adults are showing resilience and perseverance despite struggles with loneliness and isolation during the pandemic. That’s according to the National Social Life, Health and Aging Project, conducted by the social research organization NORC at the University of Chicago.
It’s part of a longer-term study designed to track the physical and emotional well-being of a group of older Americans over time. Only 9% of older adults reported having “fair or poor overall mental health” during the pandemic.
Nevertheless, the study found that general happiness has declined and an increasing number report occasional feelings of depression or isolation.