Social isolation in older adults has more than doubled.

According to the University of Michigan National Poll on Healthy Aging (NPHA), social isolation in older adults between 50-80 more than doubled from the same poll in 2018 – from 27% to 56%.

This demonstrates more than ever the need for group arts programs like those produced by Tidewater Arts Outreach, which have been demonstrated to break down social barriers and have a wellness-enhancing power of their own.