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Catholic programs adapt to help isolated seniors in need — at a social distance

The coronavirus (COVID-19) has hit seniors especially hard, with older adults around the world proving to be more susceptible to the worst of the deadly virus.

Nowhere is that reality being felt like in Italy, where the high number of infections and deaths (for a time the highest in the world, surpassing the official figures provided by China) is being linked to its having the world’s second oldest population. As of mid-March, some 87% percent of Italians who succumbed to the coronavirus were over 70.

Here in Southern California, two Catholic ministries have been directly helping older and frail Angelenos — especially those living alone — for years.

(Click here to read the entire Angelus News article)