The conditions listed above are the buzzwords young(er) writers, reporters and professionals in the geriatric field use all the time when talking about people over 60. Apparently not being social can lead to death ...
These words have a negative connotation to me. When I Googled "isolation" the photo below popped up.
And to me that looks like a perfect spot for relaxing, meditating, and enjoying the great outdoors. Not isolation! Same photo showed up under loneliness. Alone is not always loneliness. Sometimes it's a hard thing to accomplish .... getting time to be alone!
While I am a proponent of maintaining a social life as we age, methinks "they" protesteth too much. I, for one, enjoy a lot of me, myself and I time. Way more than I used to. Actually, I cherish it! There are a few days each week where there is nothing scheduled on the calendar. Just the way I like it! And at least once a week I don't even leave my property!
I do believe I, personally, need friends and in person friendships. Just as I think others may not need it so much. Who is to say what is normal or right? Maybe if a person never leaves the house? Maybe if a person begins hoarding? Maybe if the person is not doing basic personal finances or personal hygiene or eating cat food?
For me, using social media is a daily thing ... text messages, Facebook and emails. I have two high school buddies who email every Sunday to share our little boring lives. Others I contact once a month. Luckily some of my Facebook friends have become personal friends!
On occasion, if I need background noise ... I listen to NPR or have Netflix running on the TV. Mostly I enjoy the quiet!