We all feel lonely from time to time, but seniors are especially susceptible to chronic loneliness. In fact, it affects 1 in 5 seniors. Seniors often are less mobile than they once were, leaving them isolated in some cases. Isolation and loneliness can cause them to experience symptoms such as cognitive decline, depression, increased stress levels, high blood pressure and in some cases, an early death. Thankfully, these side effects are entirely preventable by taking measures to ensure seniors maintain a high level of social wellness and regular activity.