Loneliness and isolation in older adults during the COVID-19 Pandemic
The Australian Loneliness Dialogue is an exciting opportunity for not-for-profits, academics, government and business to get together and discuss the latest issues related to loneliness in Australia. The theme this year is Exploring the Rural Perspective.
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced the world to change the way in which we live our lives, it is an opportunity to develop strategies and approaches to address loneliness and social isolation among older adults.
Older Adults are one of the populations most vulnerable to COVID-19. This vulnerability means that they will most likely have to engage in physical distancing for longer than the general population.
For these older adults, staying social during this time, while maintaining a physical distance, is vital. Even before the pandemic the older adult population has been dealing with the realities of social isolation and loneliness. The isolation has
been exacerbated with the coronavirus pandemic.
Physical distancing does not mean we have to be disconnected.
In this brief webinar by Friends for Good, individuals will learn about the impacts of loneliness and isolation, major risk factors, and what we can do to address the issue.