Reducing Vulnerability to Isolation Among Seniors – Webinar
This session will be focused on addressing the challenges that seniors face with respect to social isolation. In the best of times, it is crucial to ensure that senior citizens remain connected and supported – and now more than ever, following the outbreak of COVID-19 and social isolation protocol. Join us to hear about new strategies to address social isolation among seniors, and many of the important resources that are available to housing providers to ensure that they can continue to foster healthy communities through challenging times.
What you will learn:
By the end of the session participants will be able to:
- Understand impact of social isolation
- Identify community resources available to tenants
- Review opportunities for supporting tenants through COVID-19 isolations
- Discuss possible opportunities to support at-risk tenants
Who should attend:
Front line support staff in non-profit and affordable housing facilities, especially seniors housing.
President and Co-Founder, Whole Way House
Jenny Konkin is a public speaker, has been featured in national and international media publications such as the Vancouver Sun, the Province, Breakfast Television, CKNW, The Huffington Post and many more. She was also awarded a spot on Business in Vancouver’s Top 40 Under 40 2018 list and The Capilano University Alumni Awards of Excellence. She is the co-founder and serves on the Board of Directors for Whole Way House Society, The Veterans Memorial Housing Society and co-chairs the Business by the Book committee. She also serves on the BC Housing Supportive Housing Leadership Forum.
Director Community Development & Tenant Support, Brightside Community Homes Foundation
Susan Moore has extensive experience developing collaborative programs in support of vulnerable older adult populations. Working in the areas of frontline service provision, asset-based community development and non-profit leadership, Susan is passionate about creating innovative collaborative programs to build community capacity and bridge the gaps in support for vulnerable and ‘at-risk’ seniors.
Start and end dates
May 06, 2020 - May 06, 2020
5/11/20 10:00 am - 5/11/20 11:15 am PST
FREE for members and for non-members