Aging and Disability Conference Webinar This Friday!
2020 Aging and Disability Conference Webinar This Friday!!!
“Social & Emotional Well-being – Staying Connected & Maintaining Sense of Purpose”
Social isolation is known to negatively affect the health and wellbeing of people with disabilities and older adults, often resulting in avoidable medical problems one of the most critical of these conditions, loneliness and depression, is among other things, one of the top risk factors for falls. Research has found many harmful health outcomes are associated with isolation and loneliness, including premature mortality, increased risk of hospitalizations, higher risk for dementia, heart failure, and stroke.
Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, approximately 25% of older adults and people with disabilities in the United States were know to be socially isolated and 43% reported feeling lonely. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated social isolation and loneliness due to the need to adhere to public health recommendations for social distancing to protect at-risk populations of older adults and people with disabilities.
This series is a Falls Prevention Coalition and ADRC Collaborative Series and will explore how social connection and purpose is just as essential as food and medicine and what you can do to get more connected.
“The Many Faces of Depression and How to Find Relief”
Friday, October 16, 2020 – 12:30 – 2:00 PM
Anastacia Knight, MSW, Community Social Outreach, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation
Diane Miessler, RN, Nevada County Senior Outreach
REGISTER HERE: https://freed.us18.list-manage.com/track/click?u=05da72eb83ff59e2bd61f7026&id=6bb5379609&e=06b6d987fb
Isolation, which has been exacerbated as a result of the need to adhere public health recommendations for social distancing to protect others, can often result in other medical conditions. Two of the most critical of these conditions, loneliness and depression. In today’s webinar we will be talking about depression; what it is, what causes it, and what you can do about it. In addition experts in the field will join us to discuss dealing with emotions in general, and how many people are feeling angry, apathetic and even burned out as a result of difficult situations that may have been made more difficult as a result of the pandemic. Let’s talk – there are ways to find relief from it all!
Register Here for “Isolation & Loneliness – The Impact of Our Health & What Can Be Done”
Series Continues Weekly thru November 13th!
Focusing on two additional major subject areas critical to people with disabilities, older adults, caregivers, community organizations, and providers, and all extremely relevant to the times in which we are living!
Social and Emotional Well Being: 10/16, 10/23
Long Term Services and Support: 10/30, 11/6 & 11/13/20
All Webinars are 12:30 – 2:00 PM