Sen. Collins quotes Kaye in BDN op-ed on isolation among older adults
U.S. Sen. Susan Collins cited Len Kaye, director of the University of Maine Center on Aging, in an opinion piece for the Bangor Daily News, titled “Isolation is an epidemic among seniors. The antidote to this scourge isn’t another law.” Collins wrote that the Senate Aging Committee, which she chairs, recently held a series of hearings to investigate social isolation and loneliness in seniors, starting with consequences and ending with cures. Kaye testified during the hearings. “Let there be no doubt, social isolation is a killer and more Americans are living in isolation than ever before,” Kaye said.