Human beings are social creatures. Due to COVID-19, feelings of social isolation are on the rise with older adults and people with disabilities hit especially hard. Social isolation and loneliness pose serious health risks including heart disease, diabetes, and depression. As the pandemic continues, we need to establish effective interventions to reduce social isolation and loneliness. In this session, we’ll explore the growing “loneliness epidemic” and hear from panelists leading with innovative solutions.
Machiel Salomons, Executive Director, United Way the Netherlands
Sara Link, Director, No Wrong Door Virginia
Matthew Aliberti, Director, Foundations & Grants, United Way Worldwide
Steven Michael Crane, Research Scholar, Stanford University
Amy Vest, President, Behavior Design Media