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Resources available for seniors who need someone to talk to

Experts want to help manage the isolation stress
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Posted at 8:53 AM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 13:03:40-04

Staying in isolation due to COVID-19 means older adults remain cut off from friends and extended family. Mental health experts are concerned about mental an emotional challenges facing our seniors. If you are a senior who needs someone to talk to there are people you can trust who are ready and willing to answer your call. They hope you'll reach out.

Help seniors win the mental health battle during isolation

Need help getting into video chat technologies? Check out these guides from Apple, Microsoft and Zoom.

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Resources:

AARP Foundation's Connect2Affect: https://connect2affect.org/

AARP Coronavirus landing page: www.aarp.org/coronavirus

Community Connections: www.aarpcommunityconnections.org/

UCCS Aging Center (Mental health clinic for older adults): https://www.uccs.edu/healthcircle/aging-center

For Seniors Fighting Grief or Depression, Friendship Line is a Listening Ear:
https://www.ioaging.org/services/all-inclusive-health-care/friendship-line

Hotline: (800) 971 0016