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The Connect Effect: A Free Online Discussion about Loneliness for Seniors

n this unprecedented time of social distancing, feelings of loneliness have reached new heights. In particular, seniors are particularly vulnerable to the effects of isolation, including depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues. The Corporators and Auxiliary of Emerson Hospital invite the community to attend a free Zoom webinar about the health implications of loneliness and community resources for the aging population on Wednesday, June 10, at 7 p.m.

Studies have shown the correlation between loneliness and health outcomes. Panelists Sunita Hanjura, MD, Emerson Primary Care Associates of Bedford; Robert Pacl, LICSW, Emerson Hospital; Katharine Esty, PhD, author on aging well; and Kelsey Magnuson, community benefits coordinator at Emerson Hospital, will discuss the health implications – both physical and mental – of loneliness and share important resources.

This webinar is complimentary, however, registration is required. Click here to register. For more information please call 978-287-8765 or email