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Loneliness is a real health condition. Are you at risk?

Are you or a loved one at risk for social isolation? This growing health crisis is nothing new. However, the Coronavirus pandemic has made loneliness worse for many. Loneliness and isolation have real health effects that are recognized by medical professionals. Social connectedness is vital throughout our lives, and even more so as we move into our next chapter of life.

That’s why AARP has developed a range of resources that can help you identify if you are at risk for isolation. If you feel isolated, AARP also has some great ways for you to connect with others. Start by taking this assessment HERE to learn if you may be at risk.

If you find you do have the potential to become isolated, you may want to visit AARP Community Connections. AARP created this site to help connect people with others in their community who need help.

AARP Foundation, the organizations’ charitable arm in Washington D.C., is working with Conncect2Affect.org. This friendly resource lets you find local help, learn ways to support an isolated loved one or neighbor … even volunteer! You can have a friendly chat with others, too.

As we continue to contend with the Coronavirus pandemic, it’s helpful to stay connected. Please be attentive to those who might be isolated. Check on your family, friends and neighbors.  We are better together than alone.

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