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Loneliness doubled for older adults early in pandemic

Staying close to home reduces COVID-19 risk for older adults, but feelings of loneliness can set in. Neighbors, healthy habits, and technology can help. read more

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New poll highlights feelings of loneliness and isolation among older adults during COVID-19

Staying close to home and avoiding crowded places can help older adults reduce their risk of COVID-19. But a new national poll suggests it comes with a cost, especially for those with health ... read more

Here's how you can help lift the spirits of isolated Ventura County seniors

Leaders of the Ventura County Area Agency on Aging are asking people to write notes to older adults trapped in the isolation of the pandemic. read more

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Social Isolation The Pandemic's Hidden Health Risk For Older Adults

Even before the pandemic began, national studies indicated that nearly a quarter of older Americans were socially isolated and about one-third of middle-aged and older adults experienced loneliness. read more


Loneliness doubled among older adults in first months of COVID-19, poll shows

Staying close to home and avoiding crowded places can help older adults reduce their risk of COVID-19. But a new national poll suggests it comes with a cost, especially for those with health ... read more

Reader Tips: 9 Ways To Bring Joy And Care To Older People In The Pandemic

Write postcards on a weekly basis. Go for scenic drives. Schedule virtual TV time. Use family history as a topic for virtual lessons. read more

Retirees kept apart by covid defy an isolated and lonely future

"Sometimes we take walks. Sometimes we go for a ride up to Lake Erie. We look at the lake for a half hour and come home." ... read more

Here’s why loneliness doubled among older adults in first months of Covid-19

While staying home is advisable for older adults amid Covid, a poll from June 2020 showed that 56 per cent of people over the age of 50 said they sometimes or often felt isolated from others - more ... read more

How are older Americans fighting isolation amid the pandemic?

A photographer documents an 80-year-old determined to help her neighbors stay connected after COVID-19 shut down their community center. read more

Coachella Valley seniors cope with COVID, isolation: ’I’m making do beautifully for my age’

After six months of social distancing, millions of California seniors must learn to cope with isolation, loneliness ... read more

Phone calls help alleviate pandemic isolation for Minnesota's older adults

The pandemic canceled his volunteer work and his church Bible study. He busies himself with woodworking and his backyard tomatoes, but admits he tires of his own company. “I stay home since the virus, ... read more

New National Poll: Loneliness Doubled Among Older Adults in First Months of COVID-19

Lack of social interaction or companionship is more common among those with health issues, but neighbors, healthy habits and technology may help. Staying close to home and avoiding crowded places can ... read more



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