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Navigating Loss, Loneliness, and Aging: Reconnecting to Sources of Strength

A four-part webinar series

developed by the Virginia Commonwealth University’s Department of Gerontology in collaboration with the Virginia Department of Social Services
for professional caregivers working in Adult Day Care settings.

OBJECTIVES

At the end of this training, participants will have an increased understanding of:

  • Participants will learn more about:
    • the difference between grief and loss
    • the areas of life that loss can impact
    • how to work towards a “new normal
    • activities and resources for navigating loss
    • person-centered care as it relates to loss
    • the importance of self-care for the professional
    • the relationship between loss, loneliness, and social isolation
    • risk factors for loneliness and social isolation
    • the health consequences of loneliness and social isolation
    • how loneliness and social isolation impact the body’s immune system
    • the health benefits of social connectedness
    • activities for enhancing social connectedness

Part I

Live webinar recorded November 29, 2017, 1:00-2:30PM Eastern Time.  

Click here to review PART I’s recording and materials.

PAYMENT/REGISTRATION

To register and pay by credit card, click here.
Cost: $15 per person

CERTIFICATES

Certificates will be available upon attending Part I, reviewing online Parts II, III, IV and passing a quiz on the four-part series.

 

Review additional information in the FAQ to the right.

PART I

RECORDINGS

Session Recording

Six Movements of the Spine

 

SLIDES

Loss - 1

 

 

 

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HANDOUTS

The handouts below can be downloaded by clicking on “View in Full Screen” and then clicking again on the download icon (illustrated below).

Loss - 1 - with notes

Please note that all of the case studies below, once downloaded and then completed in your Adobe Reader, can be saved on your machine.

 

Case Study - BARB

 

Case Study - DAVE and NAN

 

Case Study - CRYSTAL

PART II

RECORDING

SLIDES

Grief - 2

 

 

 

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PART III

RECORDING

Video referred in the recording available at: youtube.com/watch?v=gU_ABFUAVAs

SLIDES

Loss and the professional - 3 - Nov 17

 

 

 

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PART IV

 

RECORDING

Video referenced in the recording available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-7zAkwAOYg 

SLIDES

Social Connectedness - 4

 

 

 

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