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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.

Watch the news clip featuring AARP Foundation President Stresses Lisa Marsh Ryerson.

KOAA (NBC)
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Even before the onset of Covid-19, older Americans were experiencing an epidemic of social isolation and depression.

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

AARP
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Associated Jewish Federation of Baltimore article on preventing social isolation in older adults.

The Associated Jewish Federation of Baltimore
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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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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.

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

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A new study—the first to examine whether social isolation also affects health care spending among older adults—finds that a lack of social contacts among older adults is associated with an estimated $6.7 billion in additional Medicare spending annually.

AARP Public Policy Institute
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