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What works well for loneliness?
Loneliness, interventions, older age
Event Type:
One Day Event
17 June 2019
University of Surrey
Kimberley Smith (Email Contact)
This BSG sponsored event will comprise talks, breakout sessions and discussions that will: 1.) Bring together stakeholders and academics interested in loneliness interventions for older adults. 2.) Enable people to gain an understanding of current loneliness interventions. 3.) Discuss ways to think and about and develop interventions for the ageing population of tomorrow. 4.) Provide an opportunity for networking amongst people interested in alleviating loneliness in older adults.

Event timetable:

9.00-9.45: Registration

9.45-10.00: Introduction

10.15-11am: Keynote speech: How do we solve a problem like loneliness? Professor Christina Victor Brunel University London

11.00-11.30: Project about loneliness and social isolation Dr Tara Cheetham-Blake Southampton University

11.30-12.00: Older men at the margins project Dr Paul Willis University of Bristol

12.00-13.00: Lunch and networking

13.00.-13.45: Loneliness interventions for the ageing population of tomorrow panel discussion

14.00-15.00: Breakout session 1: The use of technologies in developing loneliness interventions (to be facilitated by Professor David Frolich) 14.00-15.00: Breakout session 2: Commencing the loneliness conversation (to be facilitated by Professor Holly Nelson-Becker and Dr Mike Thomas) 14.00-15.00: Breakout session 3: The structural environment and loneliness (to be facilitated by Dr Alison Armstrong)

15.20-15.40: Feedback from group facilitators on group discussions.

15.40-16.30: Group discussion: How do we solve a problem like loneliness?

16.30-16.45: Close of day
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