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Connecting People with Resources That Help Fight Social Isolation and Loneliness

Social isolation is an epidemic that poses serious health risks affecting millions of people in the United States.

To address this growing public health issue, the Administration for Community Living in partnership with the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health established a cross-sector initiative, coordinated by AARP Foundation to reach people who are socially isolated. The aim of the collaboration is to connect people living with isolation with programs and resources to build the social connections they need to thrive.

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Explore a clearinghouse for information on programs, services and technologies that address social isolation and loneliness.

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Take Our Free Assessment

Take our science-based assessment to find out if you (or a loved one) are at risk of social isolation — and then get connected to resources, programs and technologies that target isolation and loneliness.

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About Commit to Connect

A new cross-sector initiative dedicated to connecting people with programs and resources to build the social connections they need to thrive.

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Need Help? Find Support Services in Your Area

Search our Local Assistance Directory for free or reduced cost services that may combat or prevent social isolation. You’ll also find services like medical care, food, job training and more.


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Recent Research

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The Pandemic Effect: A Social Isolation Report

This report explores the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adults of all ages, to understand levels of social isolation during the pandemic, and to assess knowledge of how social isolation can impact a person’s health.

Funded by AARP Foundation with the support of a grant from United Health Foundation.

AARP Foundation

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

How health care providers can help reduce the adverse health impacts of social isolation and loneliness.

National Academy of Sciences
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Exercise Classes Reduce Loneliness, Social Isolation in Seniors

A study found participants of the Leveraging Exercise to Age in Place (LEAP) classes had a decrease in loneliness and an improvement in social connectedness.

This program was supported by a three-year grant from AARP Foundation.

Cedars-Sinai

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