Directions for Connections: A Social Isolation Symposium
Continuing its work on the growing issue of social isolation among older adults, the Pennsylvania Council on Aging (PCoA) is hosting a Social Isolation Symposium on Tuesday, March 23 and Wednesday, March 24 to present information and resources to individuals who work with older adults, including caregivers and health care staff; stakeholders, and the public.
This first-of-its-kind event in Pennsylvania will feature nationally-known speakers focusing on the impact of social isolation, and how to get older adults engaged to ensure their continued health and wellbeing.
The two-day virtual event offers attendees a chance to participate in more than a dozen workshop sessions or select those of particular interest. Session topics include older adult suicide prevention; how to prevent social isolation among LGBTQ older adults; engaging, supporting and empowering family caregivers; using partnerships and collaborations to reduce social isolation; staying social in a socially distanced world; getting seniors online, and more.