How are older adults nationwide faring one month into social distancing? The results paint a mixed picture, according to a survey by The Senior List.
On the plus side, seniors are feeling better prepared to deal with the pandemic. In fact, nearly half of those questioned (49%) feel extremely or very prepared for extended stay-at-home orders. For non-seniors, the total was substantially lower, 36%.
But 40% of the responding older adults also report feeling lonelier since the COVID-19 pandemic forced sheltering in place. Pre-pandemic, only 10% indicated the same. In addition, only 11 % of seniors are interacting with those outside their household multiple times per day — compared with 37% earlier.
Full results are available here.