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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.

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.

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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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.

AARP Foundation
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Research Updates

Connect2Affect

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

Connect2Affect
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Fact Sheet

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Social Connectedness in Older Adults

Connect2Affect
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Media Kit

Connect2Affect

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.

Connect2Affect
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A study by researchers at the USC Center for Body Computing shows access to rideshares can help older adults access medical care and reduce their social isolation.

USC Center for Body Computing
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Using an app, Mon Ami pairs California’s Bay Area students with elderly people to support their emotional wellbeing.

The Guardian
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