For the eleventh episode of the Fighting Frailty Podcast, host Ramana Kolady speaks with Dr. Jeremy Holloway about connectedness, social determinants of health, self-efficacy, and resilience in older adults, including those with frailty. They discuss the exciting intergenerational program Dr. Holloway developed called Tellegacy, which aims to keep older adults connected. The Fighting Frailty Podcast is developed and sponsored by FrailtyScience.org / NIH Grant# P30AG021334.
Tellegacy is an intergenerational program created to combat loneliness and social isolation among older adults, keeping them connected and engaged through weekly phone or virtual visits with university students. As research shows, loneliness and social isolation can result in long-term negative health outcomes. Tellegacy founder, Jeremy Holloway, PhD, is determined to change that narrative with his flexible, relationship-oriented, mindfulness, goal-setting and guided imagery curriculum. In partnership with Hayley Studer, founder of achi, a holistic care management company that lowers overall expenses by actively engaging people and connecting them to organizations to address the social determinants of health, the infrastructure for which Tellegacy was built. To learn more about the Tellegacy program and how it can save lives, visit www.tellegacy.com