Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults

How do social isolation and loneliness affect health and quality of life in adults aged 50 and older? How can clinical settings of health care to help reduce the incidence and adverse health impacts of social isolation and loneliness? Join the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine for a webinar releasing a new report on the health impacts of social isolation and loneliness in older adults and opportunities for the health care system to help address these issues.

Members of the expert committee will outline their findings and recommendations:
Dan G. Blazer (committee chair), Duke University Medical Center
Colleen Galambos, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Brigham Young University
Juliann G. Sebastian, University of Nebraska Medical Center

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