A Hotline For Lonely Elders

2018 ⸱ 

Sophie Andrews


Sophie Andrews was at the brink of suicide when she was saved by a telephone helpline. This defining event helped her see the need for a groundbreaking helpline for older adults. Learn how Sophie and her team have responded to the hidden issue of elder isolation and loneliness with programs full of love and laughter.

About the speaker(s)

Sophie Andrews is the Chief Executive of The Silver Line Helpline, a unique service providing round the clock support for lonely and isolated people in the UK. For over 25 years, Sophie has been employed in senior management positions within the private sector, the public sector and voluntary agencies. She is a published author, speaker and was awarded an OBE honor by the Queen of England for her work. Her TEDMED Talk about the power of listening has been viewed more than 1.5 million times.

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