The Foundation for Senior Care will offer a free webinar, “Aging During COVID-19: Social Distancing or Social Isolation.” Participants will learn how to maintain social distance without feeling isolated, recognize the signs of isolation-related depression, and devise ways of communication with loved ones while maintaining distance. Register at https://foundationforseniorcare.org/events/social-distancing-or-social-isolation/.
Alzheimer’s Research Town Hall:
The free virtual Alzheimer’s Association Research Town Hall will cover the latest groundbreaking discoveries in Alzheimer’s research, theories, and studies that will help bring the world closer to breakthroughs in dementia science on Thursday, August 20, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Visit https://bit.ly/3eRsBTv to RSVP, or call 800-272-3900.
Hearing Loss Presentation:
The Hearing & Cognition Connection will be offered by Alzheimer’s San Diego and Professional Hearing Associates with support from the San Diego/Imperial Geriatric Education Center. Learn the primary causes of hearing loss, its relationship to dementia risk and other health conditions, and recent treatment innovations. This virtual event takes place Thursday, August 27, noon to 1 p.m. To register for this online presentation, visit www. alzsd.org or call 858-492-4400.
More Senior Resources:
The pandemic has disrupted most people’s routines and social networks. Many older adults are experiencing loneliness. Regular check-in calls can ease feelings of loneliness and isolation. If you or a loved one could use some extra social contact, there are a variety of phone check-in programs available to older adults at no charge:
Age Well Services Social Call List:
Age Well Services staff from the City of San Diego Parks & Recreation Department will call you Monday-Friday, from 8 to 11 a.m. just to check in and say hello. Call 619-236-6905 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up.
Serving Seniors’ Connections Program:
Serving Seniors has developed a new call program to help you or a loved one during the stay-at-home order. Volunteers offer friendly calls three times a week to check in, listen, and chat. To sign up, call 619-246-4461 or email email@example.com. Calls are also offered in Spanish and Mandarin.
Friendship Line California:
Offered by Institute on Aging and the California Department of Aging, the Friendship Line is a vital lifeline for people aged 60 years and older and adults living with disabilities to connect with a caring, compassionate voice ready to listen and provide emotional support. Call 888-670-1360.