Millions of Older Americans Feel Lonley and Isolated, AARP Study Finds

Millions of older Americans feel lonely, isolated and lack regular companionship, finds a University of Michigan-AARP poll of people between the ages of 50 and 80.

The poll found the feelings were more common among those who struggled with their physical or mental health, as well as those living with hearing loss. According to the survey, 1 in 3 adults say they lack regular companionship and 1 in 4 say they feel isolated from other people at least some of the time.