Posted August 12, 2019
Experts have called social isolation among older adults a silent epidemic, with millions suffering its effects worldwide. But is loneliness an inevitable consequence of growing older? Or can we prevent it—in ourselves and others? On Wednesday, August 21, from 9 am to 12 noon at Penobscot Bay YMCA, Quarry Hill, the Y, Penobscot Shores, MaineHealth Care at Home, and AARP Maine will take a deep dive into this pressing issue when they present “Looking at Loneliness Through a New Lens,” a multimedia, panel-facilitated presentation that will reveal how to recognize loneliness, how to prevent it, and how to ease it once it takes hold. The morning will include plenty of time to share perspectives, ask questions, learn about resources available locally, and collect literature to take home.
Registration for this event is required. Please call Quarry Hill at 301-6116 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve your seat.