Social isolation and loneliness in older adults is an urgent, yet under recognized public health crisis. Restrictions imposed by the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated their health effects and disrupted activities that previously provided meaning and purpose to aging populations. This virtual/interactive workshop offers multiple perspectives on the exigencies of social isolation and loneliness from gerontological experts, clinicians, and older adults themselves
At the end of the conference, participants will be able to:
- Examine the risks and consequences of social isolation for older adults and your profession's role in addressing them.
- Describe the long and short term impacts of social isolation on older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Analyze a case study on older adults for social isolation, loneliness, and health impact.
This conference will be offered over the Zoom platform. Please read the logistical information and conference instructions provided in the email confirmation.
Co-sponsored by the UNE School of Social Work, Centers for Excellence in Aging and Health and Collaborative Education, CCSME, SeniorsPlus, and Tri-County Mental Health Services. Funded in part by a Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training grant.