Framework for Isolation in Adults Over 50

This report presents the results of the first phase of the AARP Foundation Isolation Framework Project. This report establish a more thorough understanding of the current state of research related to isolation across multiple disciplines, with a special focus on research related to adults aged 50+. In addition, this report reviews measures of social isolation and the risk of isolation, and the relationship between health and isolation. Finally, promising directions and needs for future research within the 50+ population are identified.