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Resources for Practitioners

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

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Be Part of the Cupid Crew Movement

Wish of a Lifetime

This Valentine’s Day, Wish of a Lifetime from AARP is leading an effort to create cards and safely send some love to older adults who are socially isolated.

Wish of a Lifetime
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OCHIN, a nonprofit health care innovation center, is seeking to improve the ability to detect and address social isolation and loneliness through a project that funds social service resource locator pilots and the use of validated screening tools. The work is supported with funding from AARP Foundation.

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Eldercare Locator

U.S. Administration on Aging

This nationwide service connects older Americans and their caregivers with trustworthy local support resources.

Whether help is needed with services such as meals, home care or transportation, or a caregiver needs training and education or a well-deserved break from caregiving responsibilities, the Eldercare Locator is there to point that person in the right direction.

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

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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.

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Social Connectedness in Older Adults

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