The Pennsylvania Council on Aging (PCoA) has announced that they will host the first-ever Social Isolation Symposium on March 23 and 24, 2021. The symposium will feature nationally-known speakers focusing on the impact of social isolation, and how to get older adults to ensure their continued health and wellbeing. In addition to older adults, individuals who work with older adults, including caregivers and health care staff, stakeholders, and the public are encouraged to participate.
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. To view the various sessions and to participate in the symposium, use this registration link.