86-Year-Old Therapist Shares 5 Tips to Help Seniors Endure Pandemic Loneliness
Staying socially engaged in older age is key to longevity, studies have found.
The risk for the severe form of COVID-19 increases with age, so like many older adults, Katharine Esty spent many weeks this spring without leaving her home at all.
Esty, who turns 86 this week, knows all too well the toll such self-isolation can take on mental health. She's still a practicing psychotherapist who helps patients cope with life - though the sessions are now by phone as the coronavirus outbreak grips the country.