Supporting Older Adults Throughout COVID-19

10/27/2020 3 p.m. EDT

Session Type:  Education Session (1 hour)

Track: Health and Wellness

 

Participants will hear from three national organizations that are addressing the needs of older adults throughout COVID-19. The session will provide best practices, inspirational examples, and resources for park and recreation professionals to engage and serve older adults. The Center for Healthy Aging at the National Council on Aging (NCOA) will share how organizations are delivering evidence-based chronic disease self-management education and falls prevention programs in the remote environment, including how organizations are addressing the digital divide. The National Association of Area Agencies on Aging will provide an overview of the Dementia Friendly America initiative, including how dementia friendly communities work with various partners and how they are responding to the pandemic. Generations United will share how intergenerational programs are meeting the needs of community members, young and old, throughout the pandemic — from social isolation to food insecurity — while building empathy and social connectedness across generations.

 

Speakers:

Emily Patrick

Senior Manager, Generations United

 

Jennifer Tripken

Associate Director, National Council on Aging

 

Meredith Hanley

Director, Community Capacity Building, National Association of Area Agencies on Aging.

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