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Impact: Social Isolation

Watch this video to learn about social isolation and how to help the people you serve to limit its impact.

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Mapping Social Isolation in Older Adults

This mapping tool allows you to visualize measures of social isolation and loneliness in older adults in the United States. The tool integrates individual measures of social isolation at the state and county level including demographics, health and health behaviors, health care utilization, health system capacity and COVID-19 data.

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Exercise Classes Reduce Loneliness, Social Isolation in Seniors

A study found participants of the Leveraging Exercise to Age in Place (LEAP) classes had a decrease in loneliness and an improvement in social connectedness.

This program was supported by a three-year grant from AARP Foundation.

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A Recipe for Connection: Breaking Bread and Building Social Bonds

Few things connect people more than sharing a meal. Organize a potluck to help yourself and others build and improve social connections.


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