Enhancing older adults' holiday experience during pandemic

November 09, 2020

Image with caption: Cecilia Poon, PhD

Cecilia Poon, PhD

Nebraska Medicine psychologist Cecilia Poon, PhD, will discuss how to enhance older adults' holiday experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic at the next Olson Center Brown Bag, to be held virtually on Nov. 17 from noon-1 p.m.

COVID-19 has contributed to prolonged social isolation and loneliness across the lifespan. Loneliness is known to have deleterious effects on older adults. In her lecture, Dr. Poon will highlight the scope of the problem, summarize existing interventions to combat loneliness among older adults during the pandemic and identify tips and strategies for individuals, health care providers and communities to safely support older family members, friends and care recipients' diverse social and emotional needs during the holiday season.

Pre-register by emailing Lana Molczyk, calling the Olson Center at 402-559-6345, or on Engage. Viewing directions will be given to registrants prior to the brown bag presentation.

The lecture is free. The cost for nursing credit is $10. Payment instructions will be given at pre-registration. Nursing credit only can be obtained for watching the livestream of the virtual presentation, not for viewing the recording after the event.

The UNMC College of Nursing Continuing Nursing Education is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. This activity is provided for 1.0 contact hour under ANCC criteria. Course ID: 20OL023

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