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Mapping Social Isolation in Older Adults

This mapping tool allows you to visualize measures of social isolation and loneliness in older adults in the United States. The tool integrates individual measures of social isolation at the state and county level including demographics, health and health behaviors, health care utilization, health system capacity and COVID-19 data.

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Eldercare Locator

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.

U.S. Administration on Aging

Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults Opportunities for the Health Care System

Even the most socially isolated individuals — those who have no or very few community connections — interact with the health care system.

This report details the meaningful role the health sector can play to help people overcome isolation along with recommendations to enhance that role.

National Academy of Sciences
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Affordable Ways to Connect


Stay connected to friends and family with these fun, affordable ideas.

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AARP Foundation has rounded up ideas for reconnecting and reaching out to your female friends in honor of this special holiday.

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Brighten Valentine’s Day for older adults who are socially isolated. Through Wish of a Lifetime from AARP, Cupid Crew volunteers can download, print and decorate cards to send across the country or safely deliver to their local community.

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