Strong social connections are central to our physical and mental well-being. But when vulnerable older adults experience setbacks, they may become disconnected and isolated.
It’s a complex issue. That’s why AARP Foundation is spearheading Connect2Affect to address the problem. Through research and innovative efforts, we’re working to create a deeper understanding of loneliness and isolation, draw crucial attention to the issue, and catalyze action to end social isolation among older adults.
Our goal is to create a network that meets the needs of anyone who is isolated or lonely, and that helps build the social connections older adults need to thrive.