Home is the best place to grow old, but ageing in isolated areas can be challenging. The CoNSENSo project makes this dream come true thanks to the family and community nurses. During the project, 31 specially trained nurses attended to 4.878 seniors across the Alps. While assessing social and health needs, they organised support, boosting the resources and networks already present on the territory. This active, prevention-oriented approach has helped older people take better care of themselves, thus giving them the chance of living at home longer. The knowledge and networks developed during the project were especially useful to some of the participating municipalities during the COVID-19 emergency, allowing them to quickly organise the delivery of food, medicines and essential goods as well as relieve the loneliness of some older people through regular phone calls.