Social connection crucial for seniors

May 4, 2020

Physical isolation is imperative to keep Canadian seniors, especially those living with frailty, healthy. But this does not mean we must socially isolate.

Extensive research supports that remaining social is vital to support both our physical and mental health. This can be especially challenging for community-dwelling seniors, who are accustomed to leaving home for regular visits and activities. It can even more devastating for community-dwelling seniors who were already fighting loneliness and social isolation.

So, what can we do to keep our seniors from suffering deeply from social isolation during COVID-19? Many Canadians are getting innovative.

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