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We know something about how to help caregivers feel less alone. Researchers have shown that even modest-sounding interventions can reduce their sense of isolation and improve their mental and physical health.

On June 15, the United Nations observes the less publicized World Elder Abuse Awareness Day, focusing attention on the hidden tragedy of abuse, neglect and exploitation of elderly people throughout the world.

Isolation and loneliness among seniors has significant health consequences, and a health care subsidiary of insurance giant Anthem has launched an initiative designed to treat isolation as a health issue.

It’s widely believed that older age is darkened by persistent loneliness. But a considerable body of research confirms this isn’t the case.

Older single women aren’t looking for love. They’re looking for a roommate. Blessed with longer life expectancy, but often with less money in the bank, female retirees are turning to each other as a way to make ends meet and find companionship.

“No one I know understands what I’m going through. Who can I talk to for advice and support?” — Find and connect with caregivers just like you with the free-to-download Caregivers in the Community™ (CINC) mobile app.

Social isolation is a bigger problem than you may know. Fixing broken connections can help people thrive. Here are some ways we can work together to end social isolation.

Use this tool to help locate relevant elder care help near you! A public service of the U.S. Administration on Aging connecting you to services for older adults and their families. You can also reach us at 1-800-677-1116.