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Webinar Recording: Reducing Social Isolation Among Older Adults

Posted On: January 24, 2018

On January 18, 2018, the Bruyère CLRI hosted the second webinar of their webinar series. The webinar is called “It takes the loneliness away – Reducing social isolation among older adults.” It focuses primarily on how to put peer support into practice with older adults in care homes, including those living with dementia, in an effort to create meaningful relationships and reduce loneliness.

Presenting is Kristine Theurer, MA (Gerontology), a researcher who pioneered the use of standardized peer support programs in senior living. In the webinar, she discusses the following objectives:

  • Discuss the mental health challenges facing older adults and learn how peer support can help advance current psychosocial care practices.
  • Evaluate the research results of the implementation of the Java peer support programs among continuing care communities.
  • Explore take home strategies to incorporate peer support as part of a new psychosocial care approach.

Watch the full webinar:

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The Ontario CLRI is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and hosted at Baycrest Health Sciences, Bruyère, and the Schelgel-UW Research Institute for Aging.

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