Tue, Oct 20|
Building a Bridge: How to Connect People to Purpose and Purpose to Community
A presentation to a national audience of social workers, but a great lesson for all! Learn how to identify socially isolated individuals, create connection opportunities, and develop a support network to meet underlying needs.
Time & Location
Oct 20, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
About The Event
A recent Cigna Health study reports that 35% of adults, over 42 million people in the United States are experiencing chronic loneliness. Isolation has impaired their health by raising levels of hormones and inflammation, which can increase the risk of heart disease, arthritis, Type 2 diabetes, dementia, and even suicide attempts. Social workers and those they serve will be equipped with information and tools to increase social connections that will assist in mitigating the individual, societal and economic cost that accompanies isolation.
Jane Morrison (Founder /Executive Director of the Mosaic Forum)
Bella Desai, MPH (Owner, Senior Helpers - Arlington/Alexandria)
Andrea Lankford, LCSW (Director of Social Work, Dominion Hospital)