Healthy Living

For many seniors, Thanksgiving is a lonely time

Today is Thanksgiving in the United States, and for millions of Americans, it is a day of spending time with family and friends.

But for many seniors, Thanksgiving is a day of loneliness and sadness. According to a 2008 study from Dr. Carla Perissinotto, an assistant clinical professor at the University of California at San Francisco, nearly half of all seniors – 43 per cent – said they felt lonely at least sometimes.