Nearly 40% of older women (8.1 million) live alone. Living alone
can foster a sense of independence, but it can also raise health
and safety risks. It’s important for women who do live alone to
stay socially active by keeping in touch with friends and family
in person and online. Making home modifications can also help
improve safety for women who live alone. Women should consider
moving into a group living situation if they are less able to
care for themselves or they’re not in good health.
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