National Social Isolation Summit

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To further explore what we know about social isolation and loneliness among older adults and consider how we can collaborate to address these issues, particularly in light of the impact of COVID-19

Speakers

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Lucy Theilheimer
Chief Strategy and Impact Officer
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Andrew Renda
Associate Vice President, Population Health, SDOH insights, Strategy, Analytics & Communications
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Ellie Hollander
President and CEO
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Edwin Walker
Deputy Assistant Secretary
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Scott Kaiser
Chief Innovation Officer

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June 30, 2020

End

June 30, 2020

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JOIN US FOR OUR VIRTUAL SOCIAL ISOLATION SUMMIT ON JUNE 30

RSVP BY JUNE 29 FOR A SPOT IN THIS NATIONAL CONVERSATION

Though much of the country may currently be experiencing loneliness or isolation due largely to shelter-in-place guidance and other health and safety measures to address the COVID-19 pandemic, these are not new issues for many of our nation’s seniors. Isolation is rampant among older adults who lose mobility, lack transportation options, and live alone or away from family, and the impact is severe.

To further explore what we know about social isolation and loneliness among older adults and consider how we can collaborate to address these issues, particularly in light of the impact of COVID-19, Meals on Wheels America and Caesars Foundation will host the National Social Isolation Summit on Tuesday, June 30, 2020 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. EDT.

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During this virtual convening, we’ll hear from Dr. Julianne Holt-Lunstad, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Brigham Young University as she helps to set the stage for a wider conversation surrounding isolation and loneliness, particularly among homebound older adults. We’ll then be joined by a panel of individuals representing an array of different sectors to learn more about their approaches to promoting social connection.

In this virtual summit, you will:

  1. Examine the power of human connection with emphasis on homebound seniors;
  2. Explore the general state of the issue of social isolation and loneliness; and
  3. Collectively inspire solutions on how to increase human connectedness across sectors.

This virtual summit will serve as a starting point for what we hope will become a robust dialogue on how we can engage now and in the long-term with homebound older adults to reduce social isolation and loneliness and increase human connectedness.