I’m excited to announce that I will be co-presenting with Stu Maddux, the director of the documentary, “All the Lonely People,” as we provide a screening and Q&A discussion at AARP North Carolina’s event on April 27.

All the Lonely People (read more here)


January 28, 7-8:30pm, Brookline Adult and Community Education, Brookline, MA, Beyond Isolation: Building Community

February 9, 6:30-8:30pm, Arlington Community Education, Reaching Out and Staying Connected in Pandemic Times

February 11, Queens Public Library, NY, 4:00pm-5pm, Staying Connected and Building Community

February 25, Newport Circle of Scholars, Newport, RI, 1pm-2:30pm, Staying Connected and Building Community in COVID-19 Times

February 25, Regis College Lifelong Learning Center, Luncheon program, 11:30-1pm, Staying Connected and Building Community

March 30, Circle of Scholars, Newport, RI, 2-3:30pm, Comforting Others: What to Say and Do

April 6, UMass Boston, OLLI Luncheon Class, 12-1pm, Staying Connected and Building Community


Release of  400 Friends and No One to Call (March 26 with Central Recovery Press)



America Trends with Larry Rifkin Podcast, Mental Health Network, Author Interview (December 22, 2020)

Get the Funk Out! with Jeneane, KUCI, March 16, podcast

Jefferson Exchange, NPR-affiliate, Jefferson Public Radio, Breaking Through Isolation, Now and Always, March 19, podcast

Unplugged and Totally Uncut with Arroe Collins, iHeartRadio

Breakup Boost Podcast with Trina Leckie

The Current, CBC Radio, April 13

Alaska Public Media (NPR affiliate) Your Health Connection

The Dr. Pat Show, Interview, April 9 Podcast

Signal Boost on Sirius XM with Zerlina Maxwell and Jess MacIntosh, March 31

Kathryn Zox Show, Voice America, April 1.

Change Your Attitude, Change Your Life with Joan Herrmann

The Patricia Raskin Show, Author Interview, May 18, podcast

Mountain Life, NPR-affiliate, KPCW, Reaching Out and Being Reached in this Time of Isolation, March 25


Global TV Canada Morning Show, interview, The Stigma Surrounding Loneliness, 7-minutes.

Interview with Kim Berns, host of What’s the Story, Rye TV, April, 2020 (30 min.)

Interview with host, Cat Smith, KSVY Hollywood and West Napa (YouTube), April, 2020 (20 min.)

Interview with host, Dr. Pat Baccili, Dr. Pat Show, The Transformation Network, April, 2020 (47 min.)

Interview with CJ Liu, host, Fire It Up with CJ, April, 2020 (13 minutes)



Next Avenue, contributor, Should You Get a Coach for Your Retirement?, August, 2020

Caregiver Solutions, Building a Support Network: Four-hundred friends and no one to call, March, 2020

AARP, Coping with Isolation During the Coronavirus Outbreak, Q&A with Val Walker by Aaron Kassraie, March, 2020

Parade, 40 Ways to Maintain Social Ties During the Coronavirus Quarantine, March, 2020

Catching Health, How Are You Holding Up?, Q&A with Val Walker by Diane Atwood, April, 2020

Health Aging Magazine, Building Social Support as an Older Adult (June, 2020), 10 Ways to Make Meaningful Connections in Retirement, March, 2020, Book Review by Annie Tobey for 400 Friends and No One to Call, March, 2020 

Caregiver Space, How Caregivers Can Build Community (even during isolation), April 7

Rewire, How to Talk to Your Parents About Coronavirus, With Tips from a Millennial Pastor, Gretchen Brown, March 20

Sweety High Magazine, Q&A with Val Walker by Amanda McCarthur about how to comfort a friend, November, 2019



  • This July, I was interviewed for All the Lonely People, a feature-length documentary with the award-winning company, The Clowder Group.

This film explores the fast-growing epidemic of loneliness and social isolation around the world. Watch the teaser for this new film, aiming to be released by early 2021