Fellows with a research interest in loneliness and isolation take note: the Gerontological Society of America recently established an interdisciplinary group for meeting and discussion specific to these topics.
The new Loneliness and Social Isolation Interest Group will hold its initial meeting at the November GSA Annual Scientific session in Austin, Texas.
Colleagues who plan to attend GSA this year and have an interest are invited to the meeting. Interest group members can also convene through GSA’s Connect Community.
The group was established with assistance from Roger O’Sullivan (Institute for Public Health in Ireland), Thomas Prohaska (Dean Emeritus of the College of Health and Human Services at George Mason University) and Linda Fried (Dean School of Public Health at Columbia University).