This document was written in the health emergency context of COVID-19. As it was created within a short time frame and is based on knowledge obtained from a quick and non-exhaustive summary analysis of the available scientific and grey literature, the findings presented in this document may need to be reviewed as the scientific knowledge related to the current pandemic develops.
Seniors need social interaction and social support networks to have good health and feelings of well-being and satisfaction with life.
Isolation and loneliness are common among seniors and have detrimental consequences on their physical and mental health. A number of social isolation risk factors are exacerbated in a pandemic context.
A systemic approach in...