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Partnering with Community Organizations to Address Older Adult Loneliness

Partnering with Community Organizations to Address Older Adult Loneliness

Community-based organizations (CBOs) are well-positioned to provide effective programs that reduce loneliness, enhance social connection, and build social cohesion skills and confidence. Unfortunately, CBOs are often constrained by lack of suitable program content, skilled facilitators, and the ability to evaluate program outcomes to demonstrate benefit. This article describes an approach to partnering with CBOs to address loneliness that offers innovative program content, including creative arts expression, mindfulness, and social-emotional learning activities—all available for streaming or download from a digital platform, efficiently and cost-effectively.

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UnLonely on the Today Show

UnLonely on the Today Show

It's not every day the Today Show comes knocking, so you can imagine the thrill when reporter Kate Snow and producer Jared Crawford contacted us for their series on loneliness. They did a terrific job of laying out the why this has become one of today's major public...

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Justice and Equality

Justice and Equality

Recent events in Minneapolis and around the country have stripped bare the grim wounds and scars created by centuries of anti-Black violence, discrimination, and marginalization. We join much of the country in being saddened, outraged, and heart-broken by current...

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UnLonely Playlist: Alonzo

UnLonely Playlist: Alonzo

For this playlist, we tapped a good friend of the UnLonely Project and a powerful performer himself, Alonzo. With his recent video, "Save Me from Myself," he shares his story of making his way through dark times in his life.  Here's what he told us about curating this...

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UnLonely in the Field: Cafritz Arts and Health Event

UnLonely in the Field: Cafritz Arts and Health Event

Founder and director of the Foundation for Art & Healing (FAH), Jeremy Nobel, MD, MPH keynoted an event in Washington DC entitled Arts and Health: The Loneliness Epidemic.  The November 14, 2019 program, which was co-sponsored by FAH, The Morris and Gwendolyn...

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Listen: UnLonely Playlist 6

Listen: UnLonely Playlist 6

Fall is in the air and the holidays won’t be far behind. It’s a time for some of us that can stir up feelings of loneliness. Which is why we put out the call to share your favorite songs that seem to help when you get into those places.  Here are a few of the comments...

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