Helping Older Adults Remain Engaged and Connected During COVID-19
Date: April 10th from 9:00-11:00am (Virtual Zoom Webinar)
**This event has been recorded and can be watched to receive CE credits.**
COVID-19 has significantly increased the risk of social isolation for older adults which can impact one's health and mental health. Research underscores the importance of civic engagement and volunteerism for combating isolation and improving health and well-being. This online workshop will focus on strategies that you can use to support older clients to remain engaged and connected during COVID with a special focus on finding creative opportunities for volunteering and community engagement.
1) Discuss the concepts of risk and resiliency as they relate to social isolation for older adults during COVID
2) Identify creative opportunities for older adult civic engagement that can help to combat social isolation and support health
3) Discuss resources for helping older adults remain connected during COVID
Jennifer Crittenden, PhD, MSW
Assistant Professor of Social Work
Associate Director, UMaine Center on Aging
SAVE THE DATE 2021 aging SIS.pdf
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