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Social isolation and loneliness have been called the silent epidemics in America. FriendshipWorks offers a compassionate model that matches volunteers with older adults for friendship and support. These services are offered in Boston, Brookline, Newton, Somerville, and Cambridge to help reduce social isolation among older adults. To learn more about this and what the City of Boston and the state of Massachusetts are doing to address aging and social isolation, please click on the resources below which are a small sampling of available research to which we hope to add in the future.

Learn more about social isolation and connection