Through a $5 million collaboration, the United Health Foundation and AARP Foundation are working to help address food insecurity and social isolation among seniors impacted by COVID-19.
Research shows that seniors — particularly those with low incomes — are affected by social isolation and food insecurity, and the COVID-19 crisis has placed additional burdens on seniors.
The United Health Foundation and AARP Foundation will serve more than one million seniors by delivering meals and providing tools to increase social connection.
The funding will help:
- Establish innovative programs to connect older adults to groceries and emergency food boxes.
- Expand AARP Foundation’s Connect2Affect platform to reduce social isolation, promote greater connection and address other immediate and ongoing needs related to COVID-19 and beyond.
“Social isolation and food insecurity have direct impacts on seniors’ physical and mental health in the best of times, and the COVID-19 emergency has only compounded these challenges for older Americans”
BRIAN THOMPSON CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF UNITEDHEALTHCARE GOVERNMENT PROGRAMS
“We are grateful to the United Health Foundation for its generous support of our efforts to respond to these needs, both during the pandemic and beyond.”
LISA MARSH RYERSON PRESIDENT, AARP FOUNDATION
This support for America’s seniors is part of UnitedHealth Group’s broader $75 million commitment to help those most impacted by COVID-19.
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