More seniors feeling isolated

Grey Bears volunteers on the serving line at annual Harvest Picnic: Maria Loiacono, Suzette Brackett and Gina Chestnutt.

Paying for mortgage or rent among top 10 challenges, survey finds. (Santa Cruz Sentinel – Thursday, January 12, 2017) — by Jondi Gumz

Two new concerns cropped up in a survey of more than 1,000 senior citizens in Santa Cruz and San Benito counties: Feeling isolated or depressed and paying for mortgage or rent. Isolation was cited by 36 percent, and 33 percent cited housing costs as challenges.

This is the first time these concerns were among the top 10 since the Seniors Council was designated as the Area Agency on Aging in 1981… Read more >>>