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Social isolation, loneliness and disconnection has become magnified for Boomers especially given the ongoing pandemic. Boomers are considered one of the loneliness generations due to increased health risks, declining mobility and shrinking social circles following retirement. More technologically and digitally averse, it’s important meaningful connection is created for this generation through scheduled group activities, meaningful interactions and forming community-based groups that help create support.

Here are a series of articles, videos and other content that we have selected to highlight the ongoing struggle of social isolation, loneliness and disconnection felt by boomers. If you have suggestions on other content that you think others would benefit from, please feel free to reach out to us at

Understanding social isolation, disconnection and loneliness

  • Baby boomers are considered the loneliness generation (Janet Adamy and Paul Overberg, link)
  • Boomers are far less socially engaged than their predecessors were at the same age 20 years ago (link)
  • Boomers are seen to prize individuality and generally have fewer children, and end marriages in greater numbers than previous generations.” (Washington Street Journal, link)

Helpful suggestions

  • The benefits of forming community-based groups to support one another with their social and common household needs. (link)
  • The importance of planning and the creation of a ‘virtual village’: “solo agers should be contemplating where they want to spend their latest years.” (link)
  • The use of social media for Boomers in helping with connection (link)