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The Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs (SACPA) presents a session discussing loneliness in the senior population and what programs have been designed to help.
Are you a senior who is feeling lonely? Would you like someone to keep in touch?
Thursday, November 25, 2021, from 12 to 1 p.m. MST
YouTube Live link: https://youtu.be/b56LsdHvL3w
For many elderly folks, a call from a friend or an acquaintance once or twice a week can make a big difference in how they feel. Knowing that someone cares and is there to share stories and laugh with is comforting and meaningful in so many ways. The Volunteer Lethbridge Keep in Touch program connects people in our community with each other through a weekly telephone support system linking seniors to a friendly person with whom to chat and access resource information they may need.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a major increase in loneliness and mental health issues, especially among seniors, and therefore more demand for programs such as Keep in Touch. The speaker will describe how the Keep in Touch program was developed by Volunteer Lethbridge. After successfully piloting the program in Lethbridge with funding from the COVID-19 Mental Health and Addiction Community Fund, the program is now gaining partners in other Alberta cities and rural communities.
Speaker: Connie-Marie Riedlhuber
Connie-Marie is the Keep in Touch Senior’s Coordinator with Volunteer Lethbridge. The majority of her career and personal journey has centered around supporting and caring for aging seniors, building healthy families, workplaces and communities. Connie-Marie is a transition specialist, life designer, author and presenter, and has training in sacred psychology, along with marketing and communications.
In order to ask questions of our speaker in the chat feature of YouTube, you must have a YouTube account and be signed in. Please do so well ahead of the scheduled start time, so you’ll be ready. Go the YouTube Live link provided in this session flyer and on the top right of your browser click the “sign in” button. If you have Google or Gmail accounts, they can be used to sign in. If you don’t, click “Create Account” and follow along. Once you are signed in, you can return to the live stream and use the chat feature to ask your questions of the speaker. You can only participate in the chat feature while we are livestreaming.
Link to SACPA’s YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/SouthernAlbertaCouncilonPublicAffairs/videos
For further information on the Southern Alberta Council on Public Affairs, visit the SACPA website.
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