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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.

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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