Workshop explores social isolation, loneliness and aging

On October 28, Nipissing University will be hosting a half-day workshop to discuss what we understand and don't about social isolation and loneliness as we age. The virtual event will be of interest to academics, older people, people living with dementia, family care partners, as well as health and social care practitioners.

The interdisciplinary workshop will discuss current perspectives and research evidence exploring the ''problem'' in Canada and across the globe, including some of the challenges implementing effective programs to address isolation and loneliness among older people and people living with dementia. The workshop will also examine the impact of COVID-19 on social connections.

The event is part of public engagement activities associated with the Social Connections and Living with Dementia Study funded by the Retired Teachers of Ontario (RTOERO) Foundation.

A full agenda and registration information can be found here.

For questions or further information about the Social Connections and Living with Dementia Study, please contact Dr. Adetola Grillo at or Dr. Mary Pat Sullivan at

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