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Wondering how you can foster connection for the people you help everyday? Here are resources you can use for inspiration.

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AARP Foundation is developing innovative ways to address social isolation through Connect2Affect, a platform to help end isolation and build the social connections older adults need to thrive.

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Classes create new links to family, friends and learning

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A study by researchers at the USC Center for Body Computing shows access to rideshares can help older adults access medical care and reduce their social isolation.

USC Center for Body Computing
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Lisa Ryerson, president of the AARP Foundation, says many older people are disconnected from family, friends and other support networks, which can lead to feelings of loneliness and social isolation.

Public News Service
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Being socially active in your 50s and 60s may help lower the risk of developing dementia in later life, a study has found.

The Guardian
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Four surveys (by Cigna, AARP, the Kaiser Family Foundation and the University of Michigan) have examined the extent of loneliness and social isolation in older adults in the past year. And health insurers, health-care systems, senior housing operators and social service agencies are launching or expanding initiatives.

The Washington Post
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