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Tom Scharf
21st November 2016

Social Isolation and Loneliness

As we approach Christmas and New Year, there have already been quite a few media stories about older people who are socially isolated or who feel lonely. How much of an issue do you think isolation and loneliness are at this time of year? How can we reduce isolation and loneliness in later life?


Professor Tom Scharf is a Professor of Social Gerontology within the Newcastle University Institute for Ageing. Join Professor Scharf for a discussion around isolation and loneliness in later life. Your answers will help to inform plans to develop a programme of work at Newcastle about social relationships in later life. Professor Tom Scharf will be responding to comments until Sunday 27 November 2016. After this date please feel free to add any additional thoughts by commenting below.





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