Hearing on Older Americans and the Effects of Social Isolation

Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Ranking Member of the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging held a hearing, entitled “Aging Without Community: The Consequences of Social Isolation and Loneliness.”

Sen. Casey invited Richard Creech, age 63, of Harrisburg, Pa., to testify before the panel on how technology makes it possible for him to live in his own home, raise a family, and continue to be independent as he ages. Mr. Creech, who has cerebral palsy, used an assistive augmentation device to deliver his testimony.