CREATING CONNECTIONS FOR THE AGING POPULATION
Many in our community are socially isolated: nearly a quarter of people are over 65. Many are at higher risk of isolation due to COVID-19, including people of color, people with Alzheimer’s or dementia and people with depression. Loneliness and isolation have a real impact on health: They are associated with increased risk of dementia, heart disease, depression and premature death.
United Way of Tarrant County is working to reduce social isolation among vulnerable seniors by expanding programs in our Area Agency on Aging of Tarrant County and with partners including the Alzheimer’s Association and The Women’s Center of Tarrant County. The program is supported with American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds administered by Tarrant County.