social isolation

Two years of the COVID-19 public health crisis have clarified the steps needed to establish a more secure future for all.
Increasing vaccination rates have offered a much-needed break from the fear of serious illness and made many people feel more comfortable gathering in person. As temperatures drop, however, and we turn to more indoor activities, we should remain aware of potential COVID-related risks.
Across the globe, many communities—both local and virtual—are innovating out of necessity to support older adults and immunocompromised people as they cope with the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s completely normal to feel anxiety and stress during the COVID-19 pandemic, but taking care of your emotional health will help protect you and your family.
Connecting at home in her retirement
We share our most-read blogs for 2018 in four categories: health, financial security, long-term services and supports, and livable communities
July is Social Isolation Month at AARP. This month, we are calling attention to the millions of older adults across the nation who lack meaningful social contacts with family members, friends or neighbors.  Why the focus on isolation?  Because social isolation is associated with bad health…
If there’s one food that people associate with Valentine’s Day, it’s chocolate. More than half of those celebrating are expected to give candy this year, spending 1.8 billion dollars on sweet treats, according to the National Retail Federation. Although studies that find chocolate is good for your…
Last week the AARP Public Policy Institute (PPI) sponsored a Solutions Forum on Capitol Hill (view recording HERE)  that put the spotlight on groundbreaking research showing how much social isolation—lack of meaningful contacts with others—costs the Medicare program.
Elizabeth “Izzy” Barnett, 80, is a full-time caregiver for her husband, Bob, who has dementia. They have no children or family to help and Izzy has lost contact with friends because she is busy taking care of Bob. Izzy’s is not alone in this situation. Millions of older adults are socially…
Older adults in senior center
I got an email from someone I didn’t know this week, saying how comforting she had found my book, especially the chapter about friendship.
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