Isolation and Loneliness

Social isolation and loneliness are issues with aging and disabled populations under normal circumstances; these have only become larger issues due to COVID-19.

  • Ideas Involving the Use of Technology
  • Ideas Without Technology
  • Community Living
  • Disabled-Specific Resources
  • Rural-Specific Issues
  • How to Stay Connected While Intentionally Isolated
  • Championship Benefit Program - Papa Inc. employs local college students to help with errands, household chores, and technology lessons
  • 5 Innovation Solutions: Virtual Art Gallery, Friendly Neighbor Hotline, Live at the Metropolitan Opera, Seniors' Center Without Walls, Online Memory Library
  • Mobilizing Volunteers, Digital Solutions, and Primary Care Models




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Distress hotlines are available for those who feel trapped in isolation

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Ideas Involving the Use of Technology


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How to Fight the Social Isolation of Coronavirus - an article available through AARP's website

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The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults Flyer

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Ideas without Technolog

The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults engAGED resources - Creating Connections without Technology

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The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults

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Caring for the Wellbeing of Older Adults During COVID-19: Connecting While Social Distancing tip sheet
from the Humanitarian Disaster Institute

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Community Living

Administration for Community Living Engaging Virtually Idea Sheet

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US Dept of Health and Human Services – Managing the Effects of Social Distancing in Older Adults 

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Disabled-Specific Resources

State Councils on Developmental Disabilities COVID-19 Report – results from surveys across the country about the ways different states and councils have responded and what has worked or not worked

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Successful Communication with People with Disabilities from the Texas Council for Developmental Disabilities

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Rural -specific Issues

Webinar – Addressing Nutrition and Social Connection Needs of Rural Older Adults 

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How to stay connected while intentionally isolated

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Companionship Benefit Program

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5 Innovation Solutions:

    1. Virtual Art Gallery
    2. Friendly Neighbor Hotline
    3. Live at the Metropolitan Opera
    4. Seniors' Center Without Walls
    5. Online Memory Library

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Mobilizing Volunteers, Digital Solutions,
and Primary Care Models


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Dodgeville, WI 53533

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