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Date updated: August 15, 2022

Social isolation among Older Adults During the Pandemic (2022)

This report reviewed the evidence and key considerations on interventions to reduce the social isolation of older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic*. They suggest that the lessons learned should be applied to the future. They focussed on the funding of successful and promising interventions, addressing causes of marginalization as well as supporting vulnerable populations, intergenerational connections,  partnership building and reform to Long Term Care to support the social and well-being needs of residents

*Data from the Canadian Longitudinal Study on Aging (CLSA) reveals significant increases in levels of loneliness among older Canadians during the COVID-19 pandemic.


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