Welcome to the Coalition Blog

A place for innovators and thought leaders to share their insights on how we can mitigate social isolation & loneliness.

  • A Simple Solution: Tackling Loneliness One Conversation at a Time

    Happy new year! I hope you all got some much deserved time off to spend with family and friends. Personally, I feel like my batteries got recharged – and maybe even received an upgrade. I am quite excited about all that 2023 holds. During the…

  • Resolutions for Connection

    The emergence of a new year brings the tradition to reflect on what we accomplished in the past year and note what we intend to act on in the upcoming year. We are immensely proud of our work at the Coalition to End Social Isolation…

  • Can Technology Solutions Actually Reduce Loneliness?

    As the holidays approach, some are preparing feasts for family gatherings while others prepare to endure one of the most isolating times of the year. But loneliness is not just a problem during December. A staggering 61% of adults in the US admit that they…

  • 2022 Year in Review

    The Coalition to End Social Isolation and Loneliness (CESIL) and the Foundation for Social Connection (F4SC) have been hard at work in 2022. Below are highlights of this year’s successes – many of which would not have been possible without the impressive breadth and diversity…

  • Make The Holidays UnLonely with Project UnLonely

    Looking for ways to connect with yourself and others this Holiday season? If you or someone you know is feeling lonely this year, you’re not alone! Join Project UnLonely for a special afternoon of reflection, conversation, and creative celebration at our Make The Holidays UnLonely: Sharing Our…

  • Our call to “Be a Pal” and the ripple effects of living our mission

    The word “connected” has taken on new meaning. We are “connected” to billions of people around the world through our phones and computers. But how often do we feel connected to those around us, at home and in our communities?  At Papa, we’re seeing a…

  • Summary of the 2022 engAGED and Commit to Connect Virtual Summit

    The aging and disability networks have worked for years to tackle the social isolation of older adults, people with disabilities and their caregivers through social engagement programming. The last few years have taught us that it is critically important to find new and innovative ways…

  • Bringing the Generations Together Benefits Everyone

    What happens when people from different age groups come together to share stories, learn from each other, and participate in creative and educational endeavors? This question is always forefront of our minds at DOROT, but especially now as we launch a new intergenerational program called…

  • Diagnosis & Loneliness: The Connection Between the Cancer Experience and Isolation 

    Years of evidence show that loneliness, isolation, and disconnection are risk factors for poor physical and mental health outcomes for the general public. Research from 2020 shows that social isolation and loneliness led to a 29% and 26% increased risk of mortality, respectively. (1) Compounding…

  • Reflections from Our Team

    On October 11-13, 2022, the Foundation for Social Connection (F4SC), with support from the Coalition to End Social Isolation & Loneliness (CESIL), hosted its annual End Social Isolation and Loneliness Action Forum. This international three-day event convened individuals to promote real evidence- and system-based change.…