Maine Public: Program pairs companions with lonely, elderly rural Mainers

“In a vast, rural state like Maine, social isolation is a part of life, especially so for seniors who are stuck in their homes because of physical and financial challenges. That isolation can lead to loneliness, which is considered by some experts a serious public health issue.

“In western Maine, a federal program is attempting to address the loneliness problem in a fairly simple way. …”

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