COVID-19 has created a pandemic of its own: loneliness among our senior citizens living in senior living providers.
Over 1.3 million people live in senior living providers, but now due to the Pandemic, many of those senior citizens are not able to be visited by friends and family. Therefore, physical distancing has resulted in social isolation and loneliness among our nation’s older population.
CallsofCare’s mission is to provide senior citizens with a greater sense of community and connection by pairing college and high school students with senior living residents via phone calls
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“I was able to go out and do certain things, but now I’m stuck in the house and it’s like the walls are coming down on me. I am feeling lonely, now it’s the holiday and I can’t see the family and that upsets me”Shirley Strauss, 93, ABC News
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Updated September 2020