Loneliness and social isolation can happen to anyone, and they are growing public health concerns. We must increase awareness and understanding of the loneliness and social isolation epidemic and its role in health outcomes, as well as highlight solutions/resources to address the problem.

The Effects of Loneliness

Loneliness and social isolation doesn’t just affect one of us, it affects all of us

Learn More

Institute on Aging’s Friendship Line

Call this toll-free line for a friendly conversation and the caring ear of a trained volunteer. Accredited for people age 60 and older.

Learn More

Humana Neighborhood Centers virtual classes

Take a virtual class on cooking, travel to fun places from your home, join fun trivia challenges and more! Open to everyone.

Join a class

Get connected through volunteerism. With more volunteers and more volunteer opportunities than any other service, VolunteerMatch is how good people and good causes get connected.

Find a volunteer opportunity

The health effects of prolonged isolation and loneliness can be as dangerous as obesity or smoking

Learn more about our partners


Papa pairs older adults and families with Papa Pals for companionship and assistance with everyday tasks. We offer programs to health plans, providers, employers, and consumers.

Coalition to End Social Isolation & Loneliness

Our mission is to engage diverse stakeholders, increase public awareness, promote innovative research, and advocate for policy change that combats the adverse consequences of social isolation and loneliness.

The Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH)

The goal of the research is to produce promising new approaches, treatments, countermeasures or technologies.

NAMI Connection

Share your experiences and get support among others. NAMI Connection is a peer-led support group for people with mental health conditions. Groups meet weekly, every other week or monthly, depending on location.