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Survey Shows Quebecers Concerned About Isolation of Seniors

Are you concerned about the isolation of seniors?  According to a recent study, more than nine out of 10 Quebecers are very concerned about the isolation of seniors, with 94% believing that the isolation of seniors is a significant problem and 95% saying that living alone can affect an elderly person’s health.

While most respondents were concerned about the problem, only 12% said they would definitely do something about it, 58% would probably do something about it, and 30% would not do anything.

The survey also found that though few Quebecers were ready to make a firm commitment to overcoming seniors’ isolation, 46 per cent of respondents expect to grow old alone.

Learn more about senior social isolation and loneliness and find out how you can get involved!

Source: Montreal Gazette, Quebecers concerned about isolation of elders: survey.  Statistics were gathered by Léger Marketing for Petits Frères, a volunteer organization that provides support for lonely elders.   The survey was conducted among 1,005 Quebecers, aged 18 and over from April 24 to 26.