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Information Sheet
Social Isolation: Support Group Interventions

Support group interventions increase social support and decrease loneliness among older people in aged care settings, particularly in residential care settings. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.

Updated 08 Mar 2023
Information Sheet
Social Isolation: Social Connectedness

Social connectedness is an important aspect of the health of all people but especially older people in residential aged care who may be feeling isolated. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.

Updated 08 Mar 2023
Information Sheet
Social Isolation: Reminiscence Therapy

Group reminiscence therapy appears to be effective in improving life satisfaction and decreasing the loneliness of people in residential aged care. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.

Updated 08 Mar 2023
Information Sheet
Social Isolation: ICT Interventions

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) interventions has positive effects on the older people; it improves their social network and connection and decreases loneliness. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.

Updated 08 Mar 2023
Information Sheet
Social Isolation: Activity Programs

In aged care settings, a wide selection of activity programs is usually available for older people to engage in. These programs are intended to reduce social isolation and improve overall health. This resource from ARIIA is a short easy-to-read summary of the research evidence.

Updated 08 Mar 2023
Blog
Harnessing the power of storytelling to reduce loneliness and social isolation in residential aged care

Dr Xanthe Golenko explains how the Bolton Clarke Storytelling Program is bringing life story work into residential aged care to promote the personhood of each resident and build connections between staff and those in their care.

Updated 08 Sep 2022
Blog
HOW-R-U? Implementing a Sustainable Social-Support Program that Promotes Wellbeing for All During and Following COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic intensified social isolation and loneliness concerns, especially among the older population age group. A team from Bolton Clarke describe the implementation of a volunteer-delivered social support program designed to combat social isolation during this time.

Updated 13 Sep 2022
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Evaluation of the Improving Social Connectedness of Older Australians project pilot: Informing future policy considerations

This 2022 report from the Centre for Health Service Development draws on findings and lessons learned through the Australian Government funded evaluation of the Improving Social Connectedness of Older Australians pilot. 

Updated 04 Aug 2022
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The challenge of social isolation and loneliness: A new initiative in development to address this issue

This article from the University of Melbourne discusses the challenges of social isolation and some strategies to address them.

Updated 04 Aug 2022
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Technology to reduce social isolation: For retirement living, home care communities & residential care

This webpage from CareVision talks about social isolation, why it is an issue, the impact and cost of social isolation. It also has links to other articles on reducing social isolation with CareVision technology and why social isolation matters.

Updated 04 Aug 2022