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JAGS: Assessing, Mitigating Loneliness & Isolation in Older Adults

posted Thu, Feb 21, 2019

"A Practical Approach to Assessing and Mitigating Loneliness and Isolation in Older Adults" - This article in The Journal of the American Geriatrics Society (JAGS) provides a framework for healthcare systems, providers, and community members working with older adults to (1) understand loneliness, isolation, and its counterpart social connection; (2) describe the different ways loneliness affects health; and (3) create a framework for asking about and documenting these experiences. Finally, because the lack of studies assessing whether targeting loneliness can improve health outcomes is a major gap, we provide guidance on the future of interventions.

John A. Hartford Foundation: Assessment of Accomplishments and Impact

posted Thu, Feb 21, 2019

This publications looks at the work of The John A. Hartford Foundation from 1983 to 2015 and its focus on building the field of geriatrics in medicine, nursing, and social work.

Inside Philanthropy: Profile of the Gary and Mary West Foundation

posted Thu, Feb 21, 2019   by Inside Philanthropy

Inside Philanthropy explores what the Gary and Mary West Foundation supports, and why.


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