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Addressing Loneliness and Social Isolation Through a Circle of Friends©

Marla Berg-Weger, PhD, LCSW

Professor, School of Social Work

Executive Director, Gateway Geriatric Education Center

Saint Louis University

Learning Objectives

By the end of this lecture, you should be able to:

  • Describe concepts and prevalence of age-related loneliness and social isolation
  • Discuss lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Implement strategies for Age-Friendly Primary Care Health System integration to include assessment of loneliness and social isolation, as well as intervention strategies (case study)

[From the Spring 2021 Geriatric Healthcare Lecture Series]