Upcoming Webinar: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults Wednesday June 13

On Wednesday, June 13th at 10am CT / 9am MT, NNLM/SCR guest speaker Sheila Zinck, Advocacy Programs Manager for IBM, will present A New Kind of Village: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults. Sheila presented earlier this year at the annual HIMSS conference, and we are thrilled to be able to share her expertise with all of you! A full session description and login details can be found below or on our website. No registration is required. Please pass this along to any potentially interested parties!

We also hope everyone enjoyed our webinar session this past Wednesday, From Field to Desktop: SCR CONNECTions in Review! It was our first time with a new webinar format, and it was great to revisit some of those past SCR CONNECTions sessions. For those who were unable to join us, the recording is now online and available for viewing! Visit our Archived Webinars page for the link or watch the video on YouTube.

Title: A New Kind of Village: Combating Loneliness among Older Adults Guest Speaker: Sheila Zinck, Advocacy Programs Manager, IBM

Date: Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Time: 10am CT / 9am MT

Description: Loneliness among the aging population has been shown to have health risks equivalent to those of smoking and diabetes, with an overall 26% increase in mortality. In the report, “Loneliness and the Aging Population: How Businesses and Governments can Address a Looming Crisis,” IBM’s Institute for Business Value examines how organizations can better understand this issue and take action to mitigate it. Join us as we explore how government agencies, solution providers, healthcare, education and multiple other industries can act together to develop solutions designed to help people rebuild social connections and engagement with their communities.

Speaker Bio: Sheila leads research and analysis for accessibility initiatives and collaborates with clients, partners, and universities to build new innovations supporting people of all ages and abilities. Her past studies include the 2016 “Outthink Aging” report, which examines how cognitive technologies can improve the lives of older adults. Sheila can be reached at zincks@us.ibm.com.

For more information click here. No registration is required for this class.

To Join the Meeting:

  1. Go to WebEx<https://nih.webex.com/>.
  2. Enter the session number: 627 485 740 and password: webinar
  3. Please provide your name and email address.
  4. You may have to download and install a web add-on or run a temporary application depending on the browser you use.
  5. Select your audio connection preference:

*Call using a computer – Adjust settings and test the connection *Call from WebEx – Enter your direct phone number and press 1 when prompted *Call in – Call: 1-650-479-3208 (US/Canada toll number) Enter access code: 627 485 740 # Enter the Attendee ID on your screen and press #

  1. If you are using a mobile device, your access code is: webinar

For live captioning, please use this link.

For any technical issues, please call: 817-735-2223.

Sarah Miles, MLIS/MA
Health Professions Coordinator
NNLM South Central Region
Gibson D. Lewis Health Science Library
University of North Texas Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd | Fort Worth, TX 76107
sarah.miles@unthsc.edu| (817) 735-2236

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