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Wondering how you can foster connection for the people you help everyday? Here are resources you can use for inspiration.

Hear tips from a man who spent a year alone in outer space.

AARP
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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.

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

National Academy of Sciences
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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, the field has evolved and AARP Foundation’s focus has expanded to include social isolation.

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

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

AARP
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One-third of Americans who don’t drive and many others who lack access to a working vehicle, transportation options don’t come easy—especially in rural America, where transportation has long been a seemingly intractable problem. The technology revolution is showing potential to help solve that problem and enable more Americans to take part in the economic and social lives of their communities.

AARP Livable Communities
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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.

The Washington Post
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It is estimated that there are approximately 2.7 million LGBT adults aged 50 and older in the United States, 1.1 million of whom are 65 and older. Understanding Issues Facing LGBT Older Adults provides an overview of their unique needs and experiences so that service providers, advocates, the aging network, and policymakers can consider these factors when serving this population or passing laws that impact older adults and the LGBT community.

Movement Advancement Project
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