Considerations For Older Adults And Their Caregivers To Cope With The COVID-19 Virus Situation

Social Worker Alice Tyler was joined by Trauma Social Worker Jason Sweet hosting the 6th edition of “Solutions With Social Workers” on Facebook Live Friday April 17, 2020 at 8pmET. The chat focused on considerations for older adults and their caregivers to cope with the COVID-19 virus situation.

An archived recording of the session can be viewed on the Social Work Solutions Canada Facebook Page and is embedded here for ease of reference:

A number of references were made during the presentation and are listed here for reference.

Resources/References from Facebook Live presentation on Coping with Covid-19 For Older Adults:

  1. Hamilton Council on Aging Website.   Best link for Covid-19 health and social connection resources on this website is a pdf document titled: “Information & Resources for Older Adults to Stay Connected, Safe & Healthy at a Distance”.
    This link provides info re: important phone numbers for assistance, safety, health info., transportation, housing, shopping, provision of support and essential items as well as Caregiver Education and Support and the Seniors Without Walls Centre which is operated by Hamilton Parks and Recreation and described as follows:
    Seniors Without Walls Centre: Registration 905-973-0891
    Provides activities which are done with other seniors over the phone
    Activities include: Trivia, Family Feud, Chair Yoga, Way with Words, Finish the Lyrics
  2. McMaster Optimal Aging Portal (newsletter)
    Offers evidence-based informed information about all aspects of aging
  3. 211 Ontario:
    Provides answers about where to go for help 24/7 in 150 +languages-Call 911 if a health or other emergency.
  4. Wellness Together Canada Website 
  5. Centre for Mindfulness Studies:  Covid-19 Pandemic: Mental Health Toolkit for Challenging Times. This article highlights the concepts of ‘Social Contagion’(Dr. Lee Friedman) and ‘Containing the Contagion/Flatten the Curve’ of anxiety (Pat Rockman and Dr. Lee Friedman)

If you would like to contact Alice Tyler directly you can call the Social Work Solutions Canada office in Hamilton, Ontario at 905-388-2157.


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