SFU Lunch 'N' Learn: Connecting Isolated Seniors at a Time of Disconnection
SFU Vancouver hosted it's first virtual Lunch 'N' Learn event on April 23, 2020 and the featured speaker was SFU STAR Institute Director, Dr. Andrew Sixsmith.
Presentation synopsis: Social isolation is a major concern for many people, but especially for older people, as it can significantly affect their wellbeing and their health. This session looked at how community-engaged research can help address this key concern and discussed some of the initiatives that the STAR Institute and the AGE-WELL Network have been involved in. The current COVID-19 situation has brought this issue into even sharper focus and the session discusses how technology-based solutions can help to connect and support people during a time of social distancing.