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Aging in community: From isolation to belonging

September 27


2:00 PM

3:30 PM


Aging in community: From isolation to belonging

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

  • Pacific: 11am-12:30pm
  • Mountain: 12-1:30pm
  • Central: 1-2:30pm
  • Eastern: 2-3:30pm

Discover factors that lead to isolation and learn strategies for belonging, as you age in community, in this webinar with Darla Fortune.

About the event

Social isolation and loneliness are on the rise. This means more and more of us are missing a sense of connection and belonging, which is essential for our health and overall wellbeing.

As we age, our isolation may intensify and our needs to belong change. Community offers the ground for engaging in conversations about eldering, and changing individual and community needs for support.

In this webinar, you’ll learn about:

  • factors that put us at risk of isolation
  • the consequences and ill effects of social isolation and loneliness
  • the positive implications and health benefits with experiencing a sense of belonging
  • strategies that can help ensure we have continued opportunities to experience belonging throughout our lives
  • the role that community leisure spaces play in supporting a sense of belonging

Who should attend?

You should attend if you’re:

  • feeling lonely and longing for more belonging
  • interested in the different stages of life: youth – adult – elder
  • designing a senior community or cohousing project
  • actively approaching elderhood
  • looking for strategies to enhance your sense of belonging

About your presenter

Darla Fortune

Darla Fortune is an Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Human Sciences at Concordia university, Montreal, QC. Her research focuses on practices of inclusion and experiences of belonging, particularly within community leisure spaces and practices.

She’s interested in developing broader perspectives of inclusion and working toward enhancing experiences of belonging for individuals, who may be at risk of being stigmatized and excluded. Darla’s recent work focuses on experiences of belonging for older adults in community spaces like art hives, museums and community centres.


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Webinar — Aging in community: From isolation to belonging

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What a beautiful gift to our intentional community builders and leaders! FIC’s programs provide a way for thinking and concerned people to collaborate for solutions to our multitude of global crises. Thank you FIC!Terri Garcia

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