The project is an inspiration to take action to solve the problem of loneliness in old age. Isolation and loneliness are serious problems for older adults. They become less mobile, their friends and relatives die, hearing loss and other physical limitations make it harder to communicate with others, and seniors are often reluctant to even try to make new friends. Breaking through these barriers is not easy. But the good news is that researchers and educators and advocacy groups are increasingly focused on the problem, and thinking hard about solutions.