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The Gerontological Society of America's highly cited, peer-reviewed journals are now publishing scientific articles on COVID-19. The following were published between April 21 and 29; all are free to access:

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – By competing in the 2020 Polk Senior Games, Ethel Lehman, Florida’s ageless wonder entered her fourth decade as a Florida Senior Games athlete.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla., - This week, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs (DOEA) began delivering over 375 therapeutic robotic pets to socially isolated seniors and adults living with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementia (ADRD). The interactive pets help combat social isolation and depression among older individuals and people living with ADRD by improving overall mood and quality of life. Family caregivers may experience a reduction in stress, and caregivers benefit when companion pets allow increased engagement with the older adult and their environment.

“Earlier this week, The White House issued national guidance regarding Opening Up America Again.  We are evaluating this information as it relates to our agency and are continuing to closely monitor the COVID-19 situation across the nation.  In fulfilling Social Security’s mission, when we reopen offices to the public, we will provide a safe environment for both the people we serve and our employees.