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NIA Seminar on Loneliness & Social Isolation

On June 4, 2015, the National Research Council (NRC) Board on Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences (BBCSS) convened a seminar sponsored by the Division of Behavioral and Social Research (BSR) at the National Institute on Aging (NIA) to solicit expert input on the most promising strategies for advancing intervention development efforts to reduce social isolation and loneliness in mid- to late-life. The seminar included introductory remarks from NIA staff members, four invited presentations, and group discussion. An agenda (PDF, 80K) and meeting summary report (PDF, 615K) of the presentations and discussions are available.