Just What Older People Didn’t Need: More Isolation

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The New York Times’ Paula Span reports:

“When the committee looked for promising solutions, it found studies showing that attending exercise programs helped reduce isolation — not a useful approach at the moment. The evidence for much-heralded technological approaches, from robotic pets and Zoom to voice-activated assistants, remains thin thus far. How, then, to help older people maintain their social connections when they’re supposed to be socially, or at least physically, distanced? Individuals and organizations around the country are proposing and trying a variety of tactics.”

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Aging & Longevity

Aging & Longevity > Social Interaction & Isolation

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Paula Span

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The New York Times

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Article and Blog Post

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2020

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Coronavirus