Gifts for Seniors - Twin Cities is hosting their Annual Holiday Gift Drive for isolated seniors. Learn more about how you can brighten the holiday season for an isolated older adult in need.
AARP recognizes social isolation as a critical health issue for seniors. While staying at home and practicing social distancing to slow the spread of COVID, many seniors are finding themselves more isolated than ever before. That is why AARP North Carolina is focusing on some efforts being made to combat social isolation and break a "digital divide."
AARP Kansas commissioned the Kansas Health Institute to conduct a review of social isolation among older adults in Kansas, with an emphasis on Johnson County and Wyandotte County. The report provides a summary of current research on social isolation, possible causes and the degree to which those causes differentially affect older adults based on gender, race/ethnicity and other demographic factors. Promising interventions and policies that can address the problem also are explored.
Roughly two months after the first case of the coronavirus was reported in the United States, many older residents in Central Texas are finding their access to food limited and their social isolation worsened.
In North Carolina, 788,000 people over the age of 50 live alone and are at higher risk of social isolation, which is now magnified by the “social distancing” requirements across the country. World health experts point to the many harmful health impacts of social isolation so here are are some ways to stay connected during these trying times:
In downtown Austin, a hopeful message can be seen on a movie theater marquee. It reads: “IN ORDER FOR US TO BE ALL TOGETHER, FOR NOW WE MUST REMAIN APART.”
Quinnipiac University researchers and AARP are working to learn why some people experience isolation and loneliness and how to improve their condition.
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