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Creative Coping for Older Adults during COVID-19: How to Stay Safe and Sane

July 15, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a great impact on everyone, especially “at-risk” groups, such as older adults.  Sheltering in place orders and public health mandates have greatly limited the degree to which older adults can interact with their family or friends and reduced their involvement in activities within the community.  These restrictions can lead to feelings of stress, sadness, and loneliness.  The aim of this forum is to discuss the effects of the pandemic on older adults and to offer tips on how older adults can stay mentally and physically healthy during this unique time.

This forum features:

Karestan Koenen, PhD

Professor of Psychiatric Epidemiology

Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH

Professor of Medicine, Division of Palliative Care and Geriatric Medicine

Massachusetts General Hospital and the MGH Mongan Institute

Twitter: @RitchieCS

Olivia I. Okereke, MD, MS

Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Epidemiology

Director, Geriatric Psychiatry

Massachusetts General Hospital

Archana Basu, PhD

Research Associate, Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health

Instructor, Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital

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