COVID-19 Information

The Alliance for Aging Research is working to help older adults during the COVID-19 crisis. Below are some resources to help you stay informed and ways for you to get involved:

Fact Sheets & Videos

Common Questions and Answers About COVID-19 For Older Adults and People With Chronic Health Conditions

Fact Sheet on Staying Safe at Home During the Coronavirus Crisis

How To Make A Homemade Mask

Letters & Op-Eds

Advocacy Groups Call on HHS Office of Civil Rights to Issue Guidance on Fair Medical Resource Allocation During COVID-19

Health-care rationing is a choice we’re already making Orlando Sentinel

In Need of Volunteers for Older Adult Assistance Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

There are more than 600 area agencies on aging around the U.S. that provide home and community-based services for older adults. Requests for important volunteer services have increased since older adults are staying home to protect themselves, including:

  • meal delivery,
  • check-in calls, and
  • grocery assistance

Many of the volunteers that typically provide these services are older adults themselves, so the drop off in volunteers has been significant.  The Alliance for Aging Research is connecting potential volunteers with local agencies through the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

To volunteer, a previous basic background check may be required (the local agency should be able to help), along with a kind heart and time to help.

If you are interested in volunteering to assist older adults in your region, please fill out this form and contact Kelsey Allcorn at [email protected] with any questions directly if you are interested, as soon as possible.