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Coplan and Vierkandt catch up outside the Kids Plus office. Vierkandt calls Coplan her second mother. They have remained in touch over the years. Meredith Rizzo/NPR hide caption

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Bringing Together Young And Old To Ease The Isolation Of Rural Life

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For Furloughed Worker, Isolation, Hit To Self-Worth Hurt As Much As Lost Pay

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Client Wanetta Nurse (left) and senior companion Kitty Gee chat about topics like family, the good old days, and men. Patty Wight/Maine Public Radio hide caption

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Federally Funded Companions Keep Seniors Connected To Their Neighbors

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Guys, We Have A Problem: How American Masculinity Creates Lonely Men

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People who are socially isolated may be at a greater risk of dying sooner, a British study suggests. But do Facebook friends count? How about texting? iStockphoto.com hide caption

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