Explore rewarding ways to reach out and enjoy building communities, friendships and a sense of belonging!

Val Walker, a rehabilitation consultant and contributing blogger for Psychology Today, will discuss loneliness and isolation prior to Covid and its impact now; situational forces that isolate us; internal forces that isolate us; forces that help us break out of isolation and stay connected; and tips for volunteering.

Val is the author of the books, The Art of Comforting and 400 Friends and No One to Call: Breaking Through Isolation and Building Community. She has a Master of Science degree in rehabilitation counseling and has led support groups for 24 years for people living with chronic illness, disability, grief, and trauma. 

This in-person event is also accessible on Zoom. Register by calling 617-730-2770. It is free of charge. Sponsored by Brookline Community Aging Network and its founding partners: Brookline Council on Aging, Center Communities of Brookline, Goddard House Assisted Living & Memory Support, and Jewish Family & Children’s Service.

This event will be hosted in-person at the Brookline Senior Center at 93 Winchester St in Brookline as well as offered on Zoom.