Social Isolation due to COVID-19

Social Isolation Resources

 

Social isolation among older adults is a serious issue, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), one-third of adults ages 45 and older feel lonely. This group is at an increased risk of social isolation due in part to having less nearby, immediate family or a chronic illness. Many organizations have created resources to help combat this social isolation and support beneficiaries and caregivers, as well as staff members and volunteers.

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Social Engagement

  •  Juanita C. Grant Foundation: Village Connector Experience
    • Engaging older adults impacted by covid-19 social isolation by having trained ambassadors’ calls including other featured social distancing activities.

Resources for State Health Insurance Assistance Programs (SHIPs), Senior Medicare Patrol (SMPs), and Medicare Improvements for Patients and Providers Act (MIPPA)

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