Social Isolation. It’s a disease

by convenor on 03/11/2012

“The researchers tell us that social isolation is equivalent to the health effects of smoking 15 cigarettes a day or consuming more than six alcoholic drinks daily,” says Nieves Murray CEO of the IRT organisation.

IRT is partnering with the University of Adelaide in an Australian-first study to reduce social isolation among seniors.

Around 900 Australian seniors will be surveyed as part of the three-year study, which will also involve focus groups and discussions with service providers and policy makers. The results of the study are expected in mid 2014.

More details on research into Social Isolation in the elderly may be found at:

If the plight of older Australians troubles you, help HillsCarPal finish Shut-in Syndrome by sharing this message and asking your friends and family to subscribe to our cause at

Thanks for your ongoing interest and support,

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post:

Next post: