Staying Connected During COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic has been particularly difficult for older adults. For many, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a loss of social connections. Studies show that, if left unaddressed, social isolation and loneliness can have serious negative mental and physical health consequences. To help combat this aspect of the pandemic, TCOA created this page to provide a place to turn to for social engagement opportunities and other resources to support positive mental health throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
Some items listed may be time limited or season specific.
The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging (n4a), in a partnership with Eldercare Locator, produced a consumer brochure which highlights the importance of social connection, its impact on our health—and ways the Aging Network can help older adults connect to their communities during this time of limited in-person social interactions.
This year has been challenging on many levels. If you would like to join a virtual support group or get emotional support from a Stay Well counselor, call 1-888-535-6136 and press “8.” StayWell Counselors are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week. Find more mental health and COVID resources at Michigan.gov/StayWell