New program aims to help seniors feel less lonely

Posted at 7:53 AM, Jan 05, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-05 11:31:03-05

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — For some, 2020 will be remembered as a lonely year. But a new program aims to change that.

Virginia Commonwealth University's American Geriatrics Society is pairing students with senior citizens.

The goal is to combat isolation due to COVID-19 by creating some social interaction. The program is completely student-run.

The group says this is also helping seniors who sometimes experience memory loss due to isolation.