Combating Loneliness in Older Adults – FREE Webinar Wednesday June 13th 10AM (sponsored by the NNLM SCR)

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, South Central Region housed at the Gibson D. Lewis Library would like to invite you to join us for the next session of our monthly webinar series.

Sheila Zinck, Advocacy Programs Manager for IBM, will present A New Kind of Village: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults at 10AM CT on Wednesday, June 13th. Details on joining the meeting are available at the event link below. No registration is required, and the session is free to any interested parties.

Session Description: Loneliness among the aging population has been shown to have health risks equivalent to those of smoking and diabetes, with an overall 26% increase in mortality. In the report, “Loneliness and the Aging Population: How Businesses and Governments can Address a Looming Crisis,” IBM’s Institute for Business Value examines how organizations can better understand this issue and take action to mitigate it. Join us as we explore how government agencies, solution providers, healthcare, education and multiple other industries can act together to develop solutions designed to help people rebuild social connections and engagement with their communities.

Speaker Bio: Sheila leads research and analysis for accessibility initiatives and collaborates with clients, partners and universities to build new innovations supporting people of all ages and abilities. Her past studies include the 2016 “Outthink Aging” report, which examines how cognitive technologies can improve the lives of older adults. Sheila can be reached at