Human beings are social creatures, thriving on connections with others. These connections can help to reduce social isolation and loneliness and lower risk for a variety of physical and mental health conditions. This webinar will focus on how social isolation and loneliness affect older adults’ health and well-being, particularly amid the unique challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. The webinar will also address social isolation and loneliness in the context of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, emphasize the impact of health disparities, and provide information on potential interventions and mitigating technologies.
Upon registering for the webinar, you will receive a confirmation email. This email will contain a link to access the live webinar broadcast on September 28th. Please be sure to scroll to the bottom of the confirmation email to locate the link.
About the Focus on Aging / Federal Partners’ Webinar Series:
This webinar series addresses important topics for public health and health care professionals, aging services organizations, the research community, and other stakeholders in aging. The series is a joint project of four of the federal agencies that support the health and wellness of older adults in the U.S.: the Administration for Community Living, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the National Institute on Aging. In addition to general topics of interest for older adults and those who work with them, each webinar includes information specific to individuals with Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia, as well as their caregivers.