Kaye cited in Pasadena Star-News report on successful aging

Len Kaye, director of the University of Maine Center on Aging, was cited in the Pasadena Star-News article, “Successful aging: Challenging assumptions about loneliness and isolation in older Americans.” The article argues more accessible resources are needed particularly for those geographically isolated from friends, other people and community. Many rural older adults are separated by long distances and often their children leave to explore life elsewhere, the article states. According to Kaye, rural elders are proud of their stoicism and independence, qualities which may have negative social consequences in older age.