Living with a Disability
When you’re living with a disability that affects you every day, life can be lonely, whether you’re a young child, a senior, or somewhere in between. We know that forty percent of adults with a disability or chronic condition report feelings of loneliness or being socially isolated. The significant risk factors for social isolation include living alone, mobility disabilities, major life transitions, and emerging health problems. COVID-19 has only exacerbated these concerns–particularly for adults with a disability. Social distancing guidelines have increased social isolation and loneliness for many adults with disabilities, as their caregivers and family members have been unable to visit.
Here are a series of articles, videos and other content that we have selected to help you better understand the issue of social isolation, disconnection and loneliness for those living with a disability. If you have suggestions on other content that you think others would benefit from, please feel free to reach out to us at info@GenWellProject.org.
Understanding social isolation, disconnection and loneliness in people living with a disability