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When you’re feeling lonely,
this chatbot can help.

A lot of people feel lonely, or struggle to keep in touch with family and friends – but you don’t have to go at it alone.

We invite you to connect with our friendly bot designed to chat with you over text, with the goal of helping you rebuild social connections and stay connected.

What it is

  • Free
  • Secure
  • A private conversation
  • Text-message-based
  • Available anytime

What it isn’t

  • A human
  • A way to meet other people
  • A health professional
  • A counselor or therapist
  • A hotline

Getting started is easy
Text “Hello” to 845-610-6472
and get started in seconds

Chatbot will start to learn more about you to give you a personalized coaching experience.


Commonly asked questions about Chatbot

Why is AARP Foundation interested in social isolation and loneliness?
In 2010, AARP conducted a national survey of U.S. adults age 45 and older to better understand loneliness among midlife and older adults. Since the survey’s release eight years ago, the field has evolved and AARP Foundation’s focus has expanded to include social isolation. Find out more, here.

How will you use my information?
​With your permission, we will be monitoring your usage of the chatbot. All data collected by the chatbot is also confidential and will be used only to improve its usability, value, and performance. The data collected by the chatbot, to which you grant us consent, is subject to the rights and requirements outlined in the attached legal terms.

Pertaining specifically to questions asked within the chatbot and external questionnaires:

  • All of your responses will be confidential in that none of your answers will be linked to your name, and we will never share your name or your phone number.
  • We will use the information you provide only to develop and improve our programs.
  • Whether or not you complete the questionnaire will have no effect on your participation on Chatbot
  • We would appreciate it if you answer all of the questions to the best of your ability and memory.  However, you are free to skip any questions you do not want to answer

How do I end my communication with Chatbot?

At any point in the conversation, you can always respond STOP to end the conversation.

Is Chatbot completely free?
By texting the number above, you are opting in to receive text messages from AARP Foundation to the number you provide to us. The message frequency will vary by account. Your consent to receive these messages is not a condition to make a purchase. Message and data rates may apply. Text STOP to cancel. Text HELP for help. Full Terms & Privacy here.

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