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Jewish Family & Children’s Service Encourages Community to Reach out to Older Adults During Quarantine

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By now we’ve all heard the importance of practicing social distancing and staying home to protect us from the coronavirus. But for seniors, this isolation may intensify their feelings of loneliness.

According to AARP, about 20% of seniors in the United States are already socially isolated. Seniors who live alone may feel scared and helpless. Family and friends should reach out to seniors who live alone. A quick phone call or a chat via Facetime or Skype so they can see their loved one’s face may make all the difference.

Seniors should do their best to maintain their regular routine.

– Ellie Schwartzberg, Jewish Family & Children’s Service

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