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Research suggests older adults are the most likely demographic to experience feelings of loneliness and social isolation. By numbers, one in four Australian adults experience feelings of loneliness. Data from 2018 suggests that at least 13% of older adults over 65 experience loneliness, with those over 75 more likely to be lonely than any other age group. Furthermore, at least 8% of older adults over 65 are socially isolated. Other research has found that living in a residential aged care facility can potentially contribute to these feelings of loneliness and social isolation.