Understanding Social Isolation Series Part 1: What it is, Why it Matters and How it’s Measured - May 27th


Wednesday, May 27, 2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


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Event Type: Webinar

AARP Foundation, with the American Society on Aging, explores the health impacts of social isolation among older adults, and looks at current recommendations and solutions to prevent and mitigate its negative effects. This timely series comes at an unprecedented moment in America, as the novel coronavirus thrusts millions of older adults into greater physical isolation from family, friends and neighbors. As these events unfold, it will be more important than ever for healthcare professionals and those in the aging services sector to understand the importance of social connections and strategies to support healthy social engagement and inclusion. Register for this two-part web seminar to learn about the latest research, screening and measurement methods, recommendations and best practices.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Define and distinguish social isolation from loneliness;
  • List the factors for social isolation among older adults and at-risk populations; and,
  • Discuss the importance of validated measurement tools to assess and identify at-risk individuals.

To register and for more information, visit https://www.asaging.org/web-seminars/understanding-social-isolation-series-part-1-what-it-why-it-matters-and-how-its.