Public transportation can play key role in addressing social isolation in older adults

older adults on a transit bus
Photo: DARTS

Social isolation, particularly among older adults, is a key social determinant of health. Social isolation and loneliness lead to poorer health outcomes, greater health care spending, and even greater mortality. According to new U of M research, public transportation is one promising avenue to mitigate these concerns by connecting people to resources, community amenities and events, and one another.

Read the full story in the CTS Catalyst, October 2020.