Must Growing Old Mean Growing Lonely? Reflections from Japan (11/5/2018) - In her latest Medium piece, Kim contrasts the care and respect she saw for elders in Ōgimi, Japan with the relative lack thereof towards older persons elsewhere in the world.

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Unmet Needs: Improper Social Care Assessments for Older People in England (1/18/2019) - In their latest report, HRW urges the UK government to ensure that older people have the social support they are entitled to in order to live  independent and healthy lives in their community.
A Deep Dive into Loneliness and Social Isolation (11/30/2018) - The discussion on loneliness and social isolation in media is on the rise. Quartz addresses this topic in their daily deep dive and presented some startling facts.
How to Counter Our National Despair: Meet Those Who Are Different (10/29/2018) - Timothy Shriver, Chairman and CEO of Special Olympics International writes about the need to break down barriers and unite in this age of divisiveness. His medium: through play and sports.
BDB Productions’ Judas Noir, Presented by Obsidian Theatre (10/5/2018) - Come out and support Toronto theatre by attending BDB Productions’ JUDAS NOIR, set to go up October 9th - 20th!
“Supporting the Whole Student” Workshop (10/2/2018) - On October 15th and 16th in Montreal, the Samuel Centre for Social Connectedness will host a workshop on "Supporting the Whole Student". 
BBC Radio 4 Survey Reveals the Loneliest Age Group (10/2/2018) - A new survey conducted by the BBC has shown that young people, aged 16-24, are the loneliest age group, with 40% of respondents indicating that they feel lonely "often" or "very often".

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Ongoing Dialogue

Through ongoing effort, events and dialogue, this network continues its commitment to further ‎understanding of social isolation, to gain insight, and to confirm actions required to support and achieve social connectedness as a key to individual and community well-being.