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Dear Carol: My Dad’s been in an assisted living facility (ALF) for three years and has enjoyed it. He’s very extroverted, so that was one of the reasons he moved there after our mom died. He can use a smartphone and a tablet for chats, so we’ve been able to take advantage of these devices for contact and even family “get-togethers.” The problem is that we’ve been isolating for several weeks and virtual family visits are no longer enough to keep him engaged. Do you have any suggestions about how we can help him? – BU

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