Webinar Series 3:
(A Fall Prevention Coalition and ADRC Collaborative Series) Social and Emotional Wellbeing – Staying Connected and Maintaining Your Sense of Purpose. October 9th, 16th, 23rd, 2020
October 9, 2020, 12:30-2:00PM
Title: Isolation and Loneliness – The Impact on Our Health and What Can Be Done
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.
In today’s webinar attendees will learn about the real health risks associated with loneliness and isolation, and in this, and other webinars in this series, will be provided with resources, both local and online, that can be utilized to mitigate and relieve the their effects over time.
In this webinar, attendees will learn about the real health risks associated with loneliness and isolation. We will learn about the “Let’s Talk Nevada County” program and other resources, both local and online, that can be accessed to help relieve their effects over time.
Priya Kannall, Mental Health Services Act Coordinator for Nevada County
Maureen Gerecke, Friendly Visitor Coordinator and Person Centered Counselor, FREED10-9-20 Isolation and Loneliness – The Impact on Our Health and What Can Be Done
October 16, 2020, 12:30-2:00PM
Title: The Many Faces of Depression and How to Find Relief
Panel Discussion: Dealing with Emotions – Anger, Apathy, Burn-out
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!
Anastacia Knight, MSW, Community Social Outreach, Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Foundation
Diane Miessler, RN, Nevada County Senior Outreach10-16-20 Isolation and Loneliness – The Many Faces of Depression
October 23, 2020, 12:30-2:00PM
Title: Staying Home and Staying Connected – Easy & Fun to Use Online Resources
In this webinar attendees will be introduced to an online cooking class and great online resources for exploring existing interests, learning new skills, traveling to new destinations, playing games, making new friends, listening to music, storytelling, sharing new experiences virtually and more. Join us – have fun, Learn something new and have fun! You will love this session!
Shoua Her, Work Readiness Independent Living Specialist, Resources for Independence Central Valley
Erika Brown, Resources for Independence Central Valley10-23-20 Isolation and Loneliness Staying Home and Staying Connected Easy Fun to Use Online Resources