Telligen, a 100 percent employee-owned ESOP company, announces the acquisition of CircleTalk, a program that promotes healthy aging through connections that combat social isolation. This program is dedicated to disrupting loneliness for older adults by engaging participants in lively and evocative conversations that lead to new relationships. 

This acquisition will bring together two companies with complementary strengths and a shared concern about the health impacts on older adults caught in a cycle of isolation. 

“CircleTalk will be an important addition for Telligen and aligns with our commitment to healthy aging and improving the lives of the populations we serve,” said Bruce Grotenhuis, VP of Federal Health Solutions at Telligen. “We are also thrilled to have Deborah Skovron, CircleTalk Founder, working directly with us to integrate CircleTalk into our program and solution offerings.” 

CircleTalk has a proven track record of delivering high-quality, field tested curriculum and leader training to its customers, and this acquisition will enable Telligen to expand program offerings to provide even greater value to current and prospective CircleTalk partners. 

“We are proud of what we have accomplished at CircleTalk and we believe that this acquisition is the best way to continue our growth and success,” said Skovron. “This incredible opportunity allows CircleTalk to reach further into the aging space and I am excited to continue to work with the Telligen to do so.” 

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About Telligen
For more than 50 years, Telligen has been transforming lives and economies by improving health. Telligen serves commercial clients and government programs at the federal, state and local level, improving health outcomes for millions of people nationwide. For more information, visit 

About CircleTalk
CircleTalk was launched in 2011 in Boulder, Colorado, and trains professionals, caregivers, and others who are interested in working with older adults to disrupt the loneliness epidemic that contributes to their decline. For more information, visit