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Healthy and fulfilling social connections can bring out the best in humanity.


Social Isolation is more than feeling lonely

How connected are you?
Social isolation has reached epidemic proportions and has a negative impact on our emotional and physical health.
Are you or a loved one at risk for social isolation? Take this assessment to find out if you are at risk.


Need Help? Find Support Services in Your Area

Search our Local Assistance Directory for free or reduced cost services that may combat or prevent social isolation. You’ll also find services like medical care, food, job training and more.

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COVID-19 Resources

Stuck at Home (together)

As we physically isolate due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our need for social connection remains. The UnLonely Project through the Foundation for the Art & Healing has resources and tools to engage in creative activities and enable social connections. Take a look.

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Coronavirus: Physical Distancing Doesn’t Have to Mean Socially Disconnecting

The coronavirus (COVID-19) global pandemic is challenging us all — including organizations like AARP Foundation and our team at Connect2Affect — to adapt to new ways of thinking and behaving.

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AARP Community Connections

AARP Community Connections helps people find or start a mutual aid group so they can help the people in their community most affected by the Coronavirus.

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Coronavirus: AARP Answers

Everything you need to know about how Coronavirus is impacting the 50+. Get the latest updates and resources on the outbreak from AARP.

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Recent Research

Report: Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults Opportunities for the Health Care System

How health care providers can help reduce the adverse health impacts of social isolation and loneliness.

National Academy of Sciences

Health Care Providers Explore Ways to Tackle Loneliness

Outside-the-box solutions for the health hazard impacting older Americans.


Is There a Medical Cure for Loneliness?

With older Americans at higher risk for social isolation, science may have a treatment.

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We all have a role to play in addressing this complex public health issue

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