This week, CBS 8 News reported on SDSCF’s No Senior Alone initiative to fight social isolation during COVID-19. As we enter the second year of the pandemic, seniors across the country are struggling, and have been the group most impacted by coronavirus in more ways than one.
Seniors have not only been hit hard during the pandemic physically. They’ve also been hit hard mentally and emotionally, dealing with feelings of isolation and separation from their loved ones. Prolonged isolation can lead to depression, anxiety, dementia, and even premature death.
“We encourage people – and seniors especially – that are susceptible to be lonely and abandoned, and let them know there are a lot of mechanisms and ideas on how to stay positive,” said Luis Monge, a spokesperson for San Diego Seniors Community Foundation.
Read the full story and watch the video at cbs8.com