The National Indian Council on Aging’s (NICOA) social isolation and loneliness awareness campaign seeks to help all members of our communities understand the issue, which was already a concern and worsened during COVID-19. Thanks to a grant from the CDC Foundation, our videos and radio announcements target elders and their caregivers.
Youth and tribal leaders have a role as members who will carry on the teachings and decision-makers who can create policies to further support elders and their caregivers. NICOA, our communities and our elders encourage you to reach out and connect to elders in your tribes, villages and nations. Indigenous elders will thank you.
Caregivers many times are family members who take care of a parent, spouse, sick relative or friend. They take on added responsibilities when caring for a loved one, sometimes neglecting themselves. Remember, you are not alone. This PSA, which is part of NICOA’s #ConnectedIndigenousElders campaign highlighting social isolation and caregiving issues in Indigenous communities, acknowledges caregivers and encourages self-care. For more information, go to www.connectedindigenouselders.org.
This 60-second PSA is part of our #ConnectedIndigenousElders campaign targeting elder social isolation and loneliness funded by the CDC Foundation. Elders, you are not alone. There are resources available for you to help keep you healthy and active. For more information, go to www.connectedindigenouselders.org.
This 60-second PSA is part of our #ConnectedIndigenousElders campaign targeting elder social isolation and loneliness funded by the CDC Foundation. Tribal leaders have great responsibilities in our communities, including ensuring that our elders are safe and protected as they are the culture keepers. Tribal leaders can also create programs or policies for elders for further support and protection, and for their caregivers to ensure that those who care for elders have adequate leave from work or other support. Find out more how tribal leaders can further support elders and caregivers, go to www.connectedindigenouselders.org.