According to the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF), before the pandemic there was already ample research that linked social isolation and loneliness to declines in mental and physical health. Now that link seems even more clear: as of January, 4 in 10 adults in the U.S. show symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder (up from 1 in 10 before the COVID-19 era). In response, the Connecticut A.T. Program (CT Tech Act Project) has partnered with aging and disability services to launch Stay Connected.
Learn how this new program identifies socially-isolated older adults and persons with disabilities and provides them with appropriate technology for remote access to family, friends, and communities. Read the Connecticut Stay Connected Program Case Study, the second in AT3 Center’s Case Study Series.