Isolation due to COVID-19 pandemic has NYC seniors facing loneliness, depression

In recent weeks, Lezrette Hutchinson began to sense a subtle slump in her mood.

The 64-year-old retiree from the West Bronx no longer looked forward to phoning friends as she did in the early days of the pandemic, when they’d gab about what hand sanitizers they used, how they washed their masks and what their next meal would be.