Mental Well-being
At CarePlus, we understand the importance of maintaining a healthy body and mind.

What contributes to Mental Well-being?

Part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle is taking time to focus on your mental well-being – which includes emotional, physical and social well-being.1 Staying connected with loved ones and friends can help keep your mental well-being in a good place.

Social Isolation

Sometimes, it is okay to not feel your best emotionally and there may be barriers keeping you from being social. CarePlus is mindful about loneliness and social isolation and how it may affect your mental well-being and your health. Some populations are at a higher risk for both.2

What are loneliness and social isolation?

Loneliness is the feeling of being alone, regardless of your social activities and interactions.

Social isolation is a lack of social connections and can lead to loneliness.2

What are the health risks of loneliness and social isolation?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, recent studies have found that:

  • Social isolation was associated with about a 50% increase in risk for dementia2
  • Loneliness was associated with higher rates of depression, anxiety, and suicide2
  • Social isolation and loneliness were associated with a 29% increase in heart disease and a 32% increase in stroke2

If you are having feelings of loneliness and social isolation, speak to your doctor about your options. CarePlus also has resources that can help, such as participating in a SilverSneakers® activity or a Healthy Habits Challenge.


1What is Mental Health. (2022, February 28) Retrieved on June 16, 2023, from Mental Health.Gov.

2Loneliness and Social Isolation Linked to Serious Health Conditions. (2021, April 29). Retrieved on June 16, 2023, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

3Laughter is the Best Medicine (2021, July). Retrieved June 16 ,2023, from HelpGuide