Social Isolation and Safety Issues among Rural Older Adults Living Alone: Perspectives of Meals on Wheels Programs

Date
05/2022
Journal
Journal of Aging & Social Policy
Description

In this article, we share results from a survey of 42 Meals on Wheels programs in rural areas across the U.S. Respondents highlighted challenges to meeting both social and safety needs of rural older adults living alone, as well as policy recommendations to improve the health and safety of older adults living alone in rural areas.

Center
University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
Authors
Carrie Henning-Smith, Mariana Tuttle, Jill Tanem, Katie Jantzi, Erica Kelly, Carter Florence