The Power of Community: Alone Together
THE POWER OF COMMUNITY EVENT:
Thursday, October 15
12-1 PM . Zoom
Stay tuned for recorded videos of the event!
Now, connection is more important than ever.
Nearly one-fourth of adults aged 65 and older are considered to be socially isolated. Older adults are at increased risk for loneliness and social isolation because they are more likely to face factors such as living alone, the loss of family or friends, chronic illness, and hearing loss.
As we are all urged to stay home and maintain social distance to combat the spread of COVID-19, we have seen a heightened risk of social isolation and loneliness among people of all ages, but especially among older adults.
Keynote Speaker & Program:
Carla M. Perissinotto, M.D., M.H.S., associate professor in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)
Dr. Perissinotto has gained national and international recognition for her research on the effects of loneliness on the health of older adults.
In addition to our keynote address, you will hear from members of the senior community, see some examples of what we’ve been up to, and learn about the impact our programs are having right now.
This year, the Power of Community will take place on Zoom. It’s free to attend; a request for donations will be made. A gift of $75 or greater is suggested, but donations of any size will support our critical senior programs: the Greenwood Senior Center, PNA Village, Memory Loss Program, and Caregiver Supports.
Want to help spread the word about the event and our senior programs? Be a Virtual Champion! It’s like a being a table captain, but without the tables. Invite your friends, colleagues, and family, with support from us. Email Mary at [email protected] if you’re interested.
Closed captioning will be available during the event.
Can’t attend? You can still support connection for our community’s elders!Give a gift
About our Keynote Speaker
Carla M. Perissinotto, M.D., M.H.S., is an associate professor in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and is board certified in internal medicine, geriatrics, and palliative medicine. Since 2017, she has served as the associate chief for geriatrics clinical programs at UCSF. In this role, she oversees and develops new clinical programs serving older adults across care settings. Her main work is in UCSF Care at Home, which provides medical care to home-bound older adults, and in embedded geriatrics consulting practices. Dr. Perissinotto has gained national and international recognition for her research on the effects of loneliness on the health of older adults. Most recently, her research has focused on integration of loneliness assessments in health care, and evaluation and implementation of community-based programs focused on ameliorating loneliness and isolation in adults.
Thank you, Sponsors!
Diane & Jean-Loup Baer
Kerry Fowler & Jan Gray
Robyn & Ron Lewis