October 5, 2020
By: Sixty and Me
The aim is to raise awareness of loneliness but more importantly to explore what can be done to tackle this large and complex issue.
Some key statistics:
- 87% reported feeling lonely at least sometimes which is a 12% increase from our 2019 survey.
- 78% said COVID-19 (and social restrictions) amplified feelings of loneliness. Additionally, 48% said they’ve used video calls for the first time during the pandemic.
- 68% reported that exercise and getting outdoors is their number 1 way to tackle feelings of loneliness.