WEBINAR: The Unsung Longevity Factor of Social Connection
Our social lives are vital for our health, well-being, and longevity. Research shows that loneliness and social isolation affects both physical and mental health and is a risk factor for a variety of diseases. People who are socially isolated have mortality rates that are similar to smokers and twice the mortality rate of obesity. On the flip side, people who are optimally socially connected are happier, healthier and live longer. How can we make more health-enhancing social connections?
Join Amy Yotopolous from the Stanford Center on Longevity in this noon-hour webinar to learn about the risks of social isolation, the health benefits of social engagement, the role that technology plays in our social lives, and ways to increase meaningful connection. Ms. Yotopolous will focus on findings from the Center’s “Sightlines Project”, specifically, the 9 action steps to diversify your social network, build and maintain meaningful relationships, and increase group involvement.
Instructor: Amy Yotopolous, MS, is the Director of the Mind Division at the Stanford Center on Longevity. She has spent more than a researching the aging mind and body, developing innovative new businesses focused on the senior market, leading direct service organizations, and providing hands-on caregiving to mature elders. She has appeared as a speaker at TEDx San Francisco, and keynoted at international conferences.