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Engaging older adults during a COVID holiday season


Last updated 12/22/2020 at 3:30pm

Growing restrictions and COVID-19 concerns are preventing loved ones from seeing older family and friends this holiday season. In the first few months of the pandemic, the number of older adults who reported feeling lonely or isolated doubled. While older adults may be forced to celebrate alone, that doesn’t mean they can’t feel the love of family and friends.

Depression can be a real concern. This is especially true during the holidays. According to the National Institute of Mental Health, seasonal affective disorder can bring the onset of depression and further, adults who are isolate...

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