Social Isolation and Loneliness – Key Findings

Clinical Guidelines

Discover the first guidelines on social isolation and loneliness in older adults.

For Health Care Professionals

Find clinical tools and resources to support your patients or clients.

For Older Adults & Care Partners

Explore ways to support mental health and well-being for yourself and loved ones.

Hands fo patient and health care professionals

Our Research

Over the course of the Social Isolation and Loneliness Project (2022-2024), we have conducted a range of research activities. These include national surveys, a scoping review on the issue and conference presentations.

National Surveys

In 2023, we conducted two nationwide surveys to learn from older adults, health professionals and social service providers. We asked them about their knowledge and attitude towards social isolation and loneliness to help build our guidelines. The results helped inform our work in developing the first clinical guidelines for social isolation and loneliness among older adults. 

Discover additional tools and resources

We developed a variety of clinical tools and resources for health care and social service professionals, older adults and care partners. Learn more about social isolation and loneliness in older adults:

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