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Social Isolation Grant Funding Opportunity Available for Home Care and Assisted Living

On January 20, 2021 by Bobbie Guidry

The application is now available to apply for grants made available through the Home Care Provider Advisory Council. The Council has been given approval by the Commissioner of Health to provide funding to home care providers and other entities to mitigate social isolation of vulnerable adults residing in home care provider settings including assisted living settings.

National Adult Day Services Week

On September 16, 2020 by Roni Falck

National Adult Day Services Week will take place September 20-26 and is an opportunity to recognize this important service that supports both participants and their family caregivers.

Efforts to Eradicate Loneliness during the Pandemic and Beyond

On September 16, 2020 by Bobbie Guidry

Even in normal times, many residents in our settings, are lonely – lonely for one to one connection and relationships, lonely for conversation beyond our settings, lonely for opportunities to share their life experiences, lonely.

Dr. John Brose, Jane Danner to Speak at Connect Conference on Aug. 20

On August 5, 2020 by Heidi Simpson

This year has taught us the devastating impact when human connection is lost. Dr. John Brose, Director of the Associated Clinic of Psychology, and Jane Danner, Director of Resident Engagement and Development for Volunteers of America, are teaming up for the first time on Aug. 20 to deliver Combatting the Negative Impact of Isolation and Loneliness of Resident Wellbeing. This general session kicks off the second day of the two-day Connect Conference. 

U.S. Senator Tina Smith Introduces Legislation to Address Social Isolation for Seniors

On October 28, 2019 by Jodi Boyne

Social isolation is a growing epidemic among older adults. Nearly half of older adults feel isolated, alone or left out, and seniors who experience social isolation face a 29% increased risk of mortality. U.S. Senator Tina Smith (D-MN) is addressing this challenge by introducing legislation to counter the detrimental and physical effects of social isolation among seniors. 

Enter the World of Virtual Reality

On September 18, 2018 by Rick Lazzari

Picture a world where residents can explore locations and experiences around the world as if they were there in person. Imagine what it would like to create experiences for residents that give them a sense of personal freedom, combat loneliness and depression, and create bonds with their fellow tenants who feel their passion for life reignited. This world exists, right now, through Virtual Reality. 

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