Committee to Decrease Senior Isolation
Senior isolation is a significant problem in American Canyon as it is throughout the United States. When seniors isolate, either purposefully or simply due to circumstances such as Covid, many problems are likely to present themselves including depression, stress, loss of self esteem, increased health problems and a decreased satisfaction in life.
The American Canyon Soroptimist focuses on reducing isolation and therefore reducing the multitude of problems which accompany isolation. We do this in a number of ways including making weekly check-in phone calls, planning in person events when possible, holding Zoom meetings when in person ones are not possible, delivering goodie bags to over 100 seniors filled with brain fitness activities, arts and crafts, masks and more, emailing trivia questions three times a week, referring seniors to a number of local resources when needed and a variety of other activities. It is our overall aim to enhance the lives of seniors throughout American Canyon.