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The Importance of Social Connection for Older Adults During COVID-19

Resource Topic: Clinical Issues, Special and Vulnerable Populations

Resource Subtopic: COVID-19.

Keywords: Older Adults (Elders/Elderly).

Year Developed: 2020

Resource Type: Archived Webinar .

Primary Audience: Clinicans
Secondary Audience: Enabling Staff

Language(s): English

Developed by: National Center for Equitable Care for Elders (See other resources developed by this organization).

Resource Summary: Physical distancing and loss of social supports during the COVID-19 pandemic may result in situations where vulnerable older adults experience emotional distress and poorer health outcomes. This webinar focused on helping participants understand the importance of early identification of ways to identify and support socially isolated and lonely older adults.

This project is supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of an award totaling $6,625,000 with 0 percentage financed with non-governmental sources. The contents are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by HRSA, HHS, or the U.S. Government. For more information, please visit