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9 September 2020
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Before the coronavirus pandemic, Our Bridge in Bosnia and Art Aparat in Serbia provided services to seniors to combat social isolation. Despite having to shut down in-person classes due to the pandemic, both groups no...
8 September 2020
Manhattan, New York, United States
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Two community living facilities have played integral roles in combatting the spread of diseases throughout New York's history by relying on mutual aid models. In the 1980's the Manhattan Plaza residence started the AI...
3 September 2020
Orlando, Florida, United States
What started as a small group of young adults wanting to help their aging parents navigate telehealth during the coronavirus pandemic, is now a multi-state program that provides devices to seniors and low-income peopl...
31 August 2020
California, United States
The coronavirus pandemic drastically reduced the ridership of the Monterey-Salinas Transit District, so the system shifted services to help the mostly rural community it serves. Despite cash-flow problems, unused driv...
Seeley Swan Pathfinder
23 July 2020
Seeley Lake, Montana, United States
To better serve senior citizens within Montana, the Montana Area Agencies on Aging places an assistant and resource specialist within rural communities so that accessing existing resources is easier and building commu...
The Boulder Monitor
14 July 2020
Whitehall, Montana, United States
In Whitehall, Montana, a senior center and a nonprofit that helps rehabilitate individuals with brain injuries joined together to enhance public transportation services for "multiple constiuencies," including rural, e...
10 July 2020
Intergenerational home sharing is a mutually beneficial option for seniors and young people. There are about 60 programs, run by cities, nonprofits, and platforms in the style of Airbnb, that connect seniors and young...
1 July 2020
A government-mandated care insurance program in Japan has gained both recognition and international praise for removing the burden of senior care from family members through the "socialization of elder care." The goal...
23 June 2020
New York, New York, United States
DOROT is a non-profit organization that matches seniors with younger adult volunteers for social visits to combat isolation and loneliness and to promote intergenerational friendships. Many of the seniors are widowers...
22 June 2020
Robot pet therapy, which uses a social robot designed to look like a small animal, weigh the same as an infant, and communicate in a socially comforting way, is helping isolated seniors find a sense of companionship d...
19 June 2020
District of Columbia, Washington, United States
When the Covid-19 pandemic resulted in widespread lockdowns, a Washington, D.C. Episcopal day school partnered with a retirement home to help students and seniors provide companionship to one another and decrease lone...
11 June 2020
The How Are You Today? program connects elderly Hungarians with young people who are also deprived of social connections during the Covid-19 pandemic. Festival Volunteer Center joined with Hungarian Charity Service of...
11 June 2020
Florida, United States
When the coronavirus pandemic shut down large gatherings, some churches in the U.S. began offering outdoor services to safely serve their congregations – such as in one retirement community in Florida where members at...
9 June 2020
In Poland, a volunteer helpline connects elderly residents who call in with volunteers to engage in compassionate conversation during the coronavirus pandemic. While other hotlines exist that help provide aid services...
6 June 2020
Bozeman, Montana, United States
A group exercise class known as StrongPeople is helping senior citizens in Montana find community and improve their health through progressive strength training. Participants have reported positive results, while stud...
25 May 2020
Japan's model of prioritizing societal care for their elderly has helped the country achieve the highest life expectancy and be named the healthiest population in the world. Now amid the coronavirus pandemic, the coun...
18 May 2020
Unity, New Hampshire, United States
To help keep morale high and reduce the feeling of loneliness in senior centers during the coronavirus pandemic, pen-pal programs have taken shape throughout the United States. The idea started at a center in New Hamp...
4 May 2020
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
Elders’ Circle provides transportation and services to immigrant seniors, largely from Africa and the Caribbean. The goals of the organization are to help immigrant seniors be less socially isolated and more integrate...
25 April 2020
Lebanon, Connecticut, United States
In the New England region of the U.S., community nurses are working to fill a void in health care during the coronavirus pandemic for those who may require medical attention but do not need hospital care. As described...
1 April 2020
New York, New York, United States
To help senior citizens through the coronavirus pandemic, teens and young adults are teaching the older people in their communities how to utilize technology. From "using FaceTime, finding reputable news on Facebook, ...
28 March 2020
Although Germany has reported over 50,000 cases of coronavirus, the country is seeing a lesser death toll from the pandemic as compared to other countries. Like other countries working to contain the spread, Germany w...
27 March 2020
Maryland, United States
Senior centers in Maryland are offering media literacy courses to discuss fact-checking and how to spot fake news stories online. A recent study by researchers at Princeton and NYU found that Facebook users over 65 a...
21 March 2020
Lebanon, New Hampshire, United States
The Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community near Lebanon, New Hampshire, is one of many senior-assisted living facilities that has rapidly responded to the spread of coronavirus. The staff has set up personal bingo table...
19 March 2020
Kalispell, Montana, United States
Rural communities throughout the United States are experimenting with a Boston-based senior-assistance program that implements a shared-services approach to senior care. Although barriers to creating connectivity in i...
18 March 2020
Broadcast TV News
As the coronavirus spreads across the United States, some grocery stores are designating specific shopping hours for older and immunocompromised residents. This allows shoppers to stock up in a less crowded environmen...
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