Save the date to support local seniors: The Power of Community
It’s the ninth year of our Power of Community event! Usually, we meet for breakfast in the fall, hear an inspiring speaker or two, and learn about what’s new and important in senior programs. Of course, we can’t enjoy our coffee in the same room this year, but we can still get together virtually and celebrate and support the work of the Greenwood Senior Center, the PNA Village, our memory loss programs, and caregiver supports.
Join us on Thursday, October 15, 12-1 pm (you don’t have to get up early this year!) for this Zoom event featuring the theme “Alone Together.”
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, and chronic illness.
Since we all are urged to stay home and maintain social distance to fight 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. We believe, now more than ever, that the work of our senior programs is essential.
We are excited to hear from keynote speaker 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. Dr. Perissinotto has gained national and international recognition for her research on the effects of loneliness on the health of older adults. We’ve heard her speak before and she’s fantastic!
The event is free to attend, but we hope you’ll be inspired to give a donation to support the programs that are helping to keep seniors in our community connected!