Idaho is known for her committed and numerous volunteers. The End Loneliness Campaign supports volunteers, professionals, elected officials, and concerned citizens to end loneliness in our state. This campaign is modeled after the End Loneliness UK campaign that has had decades of success in multiple countries around the world.
Ending Loneliness will require action on multiple fronts.
Strengthening Community-level enablers
Ensuring local access to transportation and communication technology
Preventing chronic loneliness for older and disabled Idahoans
Identifying the loneliest Idahoans
Serving them in a way that is meaningful
This is not a small undertaking, but together we can make a difference.
Join the Campaign and increase your knowledge about loneliness by taking our six module course, browse the tools and resources, and reach out to your local Area Agency on Aging to get involved.
A Spanish language option can be chosen on the first slide of each module.
Module One: Let’s Understand Loneliness, 6:00
Module Two: Let’s Talk About Loneliness, 4:05
Module Three: Let’s Reduce Loneliness, 8:47
Module Four: Let’s Communicate Well, 8:12
Module Five: Let’s be Professional, 4:47
Module Six: Let’s take Care of Ourselves, 4:11
Video: Loneliness is Killing Us, 10:29 minutes
Video: Sympathy vs. Empathy, 2:32
Video: An Example of a Committed Volunteer, 6:47 minutes
Video: Benefits of Volunteering, 3:10 minutes
Promising Approaches from the United Kingdom
Promising Approaches from the USA
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