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On Friday, November 8th, 2019, LBFE brought together eight experts in aging to explore the impact and alleviation of elder loneliness locally and globally at the first-ever End Loneliness Symposium. Attendees from across the country and around the world joined us to learn more about aging — and living — with more connection to each other and ourselves.

Find out more about the speakers below, join the ongoing conversation to #EndLonelinessNow on Facebook, and check back as we add more content from the inaugural End Loneliness Symposium here.

Featured speakers

  • Kerry Burnight, PhD, Chief Gerontologist, GrandPad, on technology’s impact on elder loneliness

  • Catherine Dimou, MD, FACP, Midwest Market Medical Executive, Cigna Healthcare, on the Cigna 2018 U.S. Loneliness Index

  • Ann Wohlberg, LBFE Director of Program, and Holly Lewandowski, Evaluation Consultant, on understanding elder loneliness through LBFE evidence-based evaluation results

  • Barbara Boryczka, Board Member (Poland) and Albert Quiles, Director (Spain) on LBFE international perspectives to end elder loneliness

  • Lydia K. Manning, PhD, Associate Professor, Concordia University, on the role of faith and spiritual community in easing elder loneliness

Event sponsor

Little Brothers - Friends of the Elderly Chicago Chapter

355 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60618

355 N Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60607-1016


P: 312-455-1000
F: 312-455-9674

Our Mission

Little Brothers – Friends of the Elderly is a national network of non-profit volunteer-based organizations committed to relieving isolation and loneliness among the elderly. We offer to people of goodwill the opportunity to join the elderly in friendship and celebration of life.

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