MANIFESTO to minimise the risk of loneliness on older adults

The EIT Health, Healthy Loneliness project responds to a demand from municipalities to address the negative effects of unwanted loneliness on older adults.

This project combines education and intervention programmes based on the strong involvement of older adults and stakeholders to minimise the effects of loneliness and to raise awareness with policy makers and society. As one of the partners on the project the RSCN has been responsible for developing a Manifesto to minimise the risk of loneliness on older adults. The Manifesto will encourage regions and municipalities to endorse guiding principles and actions to raise awareness of the effects on loneliness and reduce its impact on older adults and the societies they live in.

In conjunction with other partners on the project RSCN is organising a webinar on 25 November to present the project. During the webinar the MANIFESTO will also be launched. The event will be of interest to anyone directly engaged in providing services to older adults including, researchers, public service policy makers, health and care policy-makers and providers, housing providers, cultural institutions, older adult advocacy and engagement organisations, etc.