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Register for NASEM expert discussion on social isolation and loneliness

Join us May 11th (1:00-2:00pm EDT) for a discussion with expert panelists from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine consensus study report, Social Isolation and Loneliness in Older Adults: Opportunities for the Health Care System (2020). Experts summarize the evidence base and explore how social isolation and loneliness affects health and quality of life in older adults, particularly among low income, underserved, and vulnerable populations.

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Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately one-quarter of community-dwelling older adults in the U.S. were considered to be socially isolated, and a significant proportion of adults reported feeling lonely. A year into this pandemic that necessitates physical distance and isolation, adults are at even greater risk for negative outcomes. Learn with us as we explore what opportunities exist for health care professionals and communities to identify, prevent and mitigate health impacts of loneliness and isolation in older adults.