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Staying connected: Homebound retirees face risk of loneliness, isolation

By Ginny Monk

This article was published February 25, 2018 at 4:30 a.m.

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Wilma Darling explains her relationship with her friend Willie Mae Carter. The two met through the CareLink Senior Companion Program, which is designed to help homebound senior citizens combat loneliness.

Wilma Darling keeps a photo of herself and her husband, David Shelby, on her desk in her living room. Shelby died in 2014, after the two had been marr...

Willie Mae Carter, 74, talks about her role as a caregiver to six homebound senior citizens in England. She visits Wilma Darling, 91, about once a day...

Six years after her husband of 43 years died, Wilma Darling made a love connection over a game of dominoes.

Wilma Darling keeps a photo of herself and her husband, David Shelby, on her desk in her living room. Shelby died in 2014, after the two had been marr...

Willie Mae Carter, 74, talks about her role as a caregiver to six homebound senior citizens in England. She visits Wilma Darling, 91, about once a day...

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