Older adults and social isolation

Staying connected never gets old Older adults and social isolation

There’s a difference between feeling lonely and being socially isolated. They can happen at the same time and are interrelated — but they’re different.

It’s possible to live alone and not feel lonely or be socially isolated.  It’s also possible to feel lonely while among other people, or even with a seemingly large social network.

For older adults, social connections and community support are essential to feeling good, having fun, staying healthy, and continuing to live a full and happy life.

There are many ways you can connect with people — across generations and around the city. Explore the resources below and discover ways to learn, connect, and get involved.

Social isolation


Learn more about the social isolation campaign by watching the video below.

The Age-Friendly Calgary social isolation awareness campaign is a collaboration between The City and community partners as part of the Age-Friendly Calgary initiative. 

Contact Age-Friendly Calgary by email: agefriendlycalgary@calgary.ca

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