Managing Social Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Advice Series from Area Agency on Aging Experts

Guest Contributors: Kay Vanags and Stacie Speirs “Social distancing” in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic has created confusion and new challenges for older adults, individuals with disabilities, and family caregivers. For these individuals, social distancing has heightened the experience of loneliness and social isolation. With this guest blog from experts in Iowa’s aging network, … Continue reading Managing Social Isolation During the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Advice Series from Area Agency on Aging Experts

The social isolation crisis and three promising ways to combat it

Social isolation was identified as a hidden policy crisis in the United States during the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a) annual conference held earlier this month. Several of the 2018 Innovation & Achievement Awards were tied to aspects of reducing social isolation for older adults and sponsors highlighted ways that their products could … Continue reading The social isolation crisis and three promising ways to combat it