Due to the COVID-19 emergency, older adults are at a heightened risk of contracting this disease and having more serious complications. We know that issues of isolation and loneliness may increase as family members resume their normal routines. Isolation can have serious emotional and physical impacts on any of us, but especially on older adults. During a time when physical distancing has become necessary, many older Ohioans are finding it harder than ever to feel connected to the world and people around them.
This is why the Ohio Department of Aging created the Staying Connected Check-in Service. The Staying Connected service provides a FREE, daily check-in by phone for Ohioans age 60 or older. This service provides comfort and can connect you with aging network information and support. It's easy to get started. Explore the resources below to learn more.
The Staying Connected Service is supported by Ohio's Area Agencies on Aging and the Buckeye State Sheriff's Association.