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All the Lonely People: Easing loneliness and isolation for those we serve and the people we love

April 27, 2021 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

In light of COVID-19, many of us have become more socially isolated and disconnected. A recent AARP survey found that more than half of adults 50 and older reported social isolation—defined as an absence of meaningful social relationships—during the pandemic. As we move into the future, how do we counter this momentum and create nourishing connections that support our well-being?

In this fascinating program that will offer intimate access to people documenting their struggles to overcome chronic loneliness, join AARP and Blue Ridge Pride as we explore how isolation and loneliness impact our own experiences. We will also focus on specific challenges of how this impacts people in the LGBTQ community as well as family caregivers, and offer helpful resources for connection. Through the critically-acclaimed filmmaking of Stu Maddux & Joe Applebaum, select scenes from their latest documentary, “All The Lonely People” will set the stage for a discussion about the latest research on this emerging public health crisis.

We will also feature author and educator, Val Walker, a leading expert on social isolation. This event is free but does require an RSVP to attend. This event is brought to you by AARP North Carolina and Blue Ridge Pride.


This event is free but does require an RSVP to attend.  This event is brought to us by AARP NC and Blue Ridge Pride.

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