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Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Older Adults: Definitions, Risk Factors, Health Outcomes, and Interventions

October 20 @ 12:00 pm 1:30 pm

Presented by Dr. Harry Taylor

The aim of this workshop is to discuss issues of social isolation and loneliness among older adults, with specific emphasis on Black older adults and racial/ethnic minority older adults. This workshop will discuss the definitions of these conditions, the prevalence and risk factors associated with social isolation and loneliness among older adults, the health outcomes associated with these conditions (and the hypothesized causal linkages which lead to worse health), successful interventions to address social isolation and loneliness among older adults, and understanding social isolation and loneliness among racial/ethnic minority older adults.

Attendees are asked to register for the event in advance at the event website link.

This event is sponsored by the St. David’s Foundation and presented by the GRACE Program. Contact Joan Asseff with any questions or concerns.