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Wondering how you can help your community be connected? Check these resources to see what other researchers are studying and writing.

Sometimes having a simple conversation can help you turn “I feel so alone” into “I feel very connected.”

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Learn more about a surprising new tool that can help you feel more socially connected.

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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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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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This report explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adults of all ages, to understand levels of social isolation during the pandemic, and to assess knowledge of how social isolation can impact a person's health.

Funded by AARP Foundation with the support of a grant from United Health Foundation.

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Discover the latest academic research into the value of strong social connections.

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Fact Sheet

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Social Connectedness in Older Adults

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Media Kit

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AARP Foundation is developing innovative ways to address social isolation through Connect2Affect, a platform to help end isolation and build the social connections older adults need to thrive.

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