The Social Isolation and Loneliness Project

Initiative Description

To reduce social isolation and loneliness, the Oregon AT Program partnered with the State Unit on Aging and ADRC offices throughout Oregon to provide technology and related services to seniors and individuals with disabilities. This pilot project is being paid for by the federally funded ADRC COVID-19 Relief Grant from the Administration on Community Living (ACL), as well as funding from the American Rescue Plan (ARP). Throughout the year 447 Oregonians were referred to the Social Isolation and Loneliness project.

Lessons Learned/Replication

Qualified participants received over 1,270 technology related services including robotic pets, computers, tablets, assistive technologies, internet access, as well as remote and in-person training services. This project allows participants to connect virtually with family, friends, and their medical team. It also allows participants to access community events.

Year of Implementation




Initiative contact information

Laurie Brooks