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Peninsula Family Service Thought Leader Series

April 3 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

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Event: Overcoming the Epidemic of Loneliness: A Community Challenge
Date: April 3, 2024
Time: 8:30 – 11:30 am
Location: Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, Community Space
801 Jefferson Ave, Redwood City, CA 94063 

This Thought Leader event will examine the problem of loneliness in our community, which can silently affect the lives of anyone, regardless of age, gender, economic status, or cultural background. In May 2023, The US Surgeon General released an advisory calling attention to the public health crisis of loneliness, isolation, and lack of connection. On January 30, 2024, the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors voted to approve a resolution declaring loneliness a health emergency, and pledged to explore ideas that promote social connection. A keynote speaker and panel of experts will discuss the challenges we face related to loneliness, and solutions to overcome loneliness as well as issues related to it. 

Event emcee:
Pam Frisella, President of Foster City Village Board of Directors,
Former Foster City Mayor 

Keynote speaker:
Carla Perissinotto, MD, MHS Professor,
Medicine Division of Geriatrics, UCSF 

David Canepa, San Mateo County Supervisor
Ana Pulido, CEO, Peninsula Health Care District
Heather Cleary, CEO, Peninsula Family Service
Ashwin Kotwal, MD, Assistant Professor, Medicine, UCSF 


Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
801 Jefferson Ave
Redwood City, CA 94063 United States
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