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Are you or a loved one at risk for social isolation?
Use these resources to take steps to end social isolation and start living a connected life.

The pandemic offers an opportunity to experiment with meaningful digital gatherings, from book clubs to happy hours to religious services.

New York Times
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Practical advice on staying connected and maintaining your emotional health.

AARP
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With adult day care centers closed and loved ones at home, here’s how to avoid friction.

AARP
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Loneliness is a real health issue — and these steps can help save lives.

AARP
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NYT article on the topic of managing loneliness, including a quote from AARP Foundation President, Lisa Marsh Ryerson.

New York Times
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Consumer Technology Association (CTA) webinar on using technology to address social isolation during COVID-19.

Consumer Technology Association
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AARP Take on Today podcast featuring volunteers behind the AARP Friendly Voices call center and how they're helping others combat social isolation and loneliness during the coronavirus pandemic.

AARP
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Showing up is at the core of creating and maintaining, strong meaningful bonds with friends, family, coworkers, and Internet pals. It’s what turns the people you know into your people.

BuzzFeed
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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.

New York Times
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