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Thursday, 19 April 2018 - Thursday, 19 April 2018
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Customs House, 399 Queen St, Brisbane
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Mrs Mary Brown
3346 4289
Org. Unit:
Alumni and Community Relations

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If you are over 50 and you join one social group today you will cut your risk of being diagnosed with depression in the next two years by 24%. With every group membership that you lose after retirement, your quality of life declines by 10%, and your life expectancy reduces by about 3%. Such statistics point to the fact that group life is an important determinant of well-being and health. People who are more socially connected generally live longer and are healthier than those who are socially isolated.

This presentation will address the impact of social life on health and how the UQ developed program, Groups 4 Health is delivering the social cure to a range of vulnerable groups including new mothers, retirees, and people recovering from addiction.

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