Bob Kelly spoke to Newsradio 600 KOGO about the increased risk of suicide and other health concerns for socially isolated seniors in San Diego.
Through a new program called Connections Through Technology, the Peninsula Shepherd Center is providing tablets and technology training to help homebound seniors stay connected to loved ones and participate in virtual programming.
Seniors at the Neighborhood House Association senior center received tablets funded by a No Senior Alone grant to help them stay connected during COVID-19
Experts in the fields of medicine, aging, healthcare and homelessness discussed the negative impacts of social isolation on seniors and what can be done to mitigate them.
Isolation and the lack of a support network are contributing factors that lead some older San Diegans to fall into homelessness.