NEWS & COMMENTARY BY KIM SAMUEL
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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LATEST BLOG POSTS
Kim Samuel Receives Honorary Doctor of Letters at Vancouver Island University (2/4/2019) - In her speech at Vancouver Island University, Kim Samuel reminds the graduating class of their value and their right to belong.
A Story of Bravery and Resilience: Hannah Puralewski’s, “Lemon Meringue Pie” (1/30/2019) - In honour of #BellLet’sTalk day, we at SCSC are honoured to share this heartfelt post, authored by suicide prevention and mental wellness advocate, Hannah Puralewski. All people, from all walks of life, have something to gain from listening to Hannah’s story.
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!


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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.