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11:00 AM Pacific

Addressing Loneliness and Food Insecurity in Elders

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Includes one complimentary Continuing Education (CE) credit. 
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Access to proper nutrition can be a challenge for older adults due to a variety of factors. Compounding this issue is the fact that older adults are also at risk for isolation and loneliness. In this webinar, we'll tackle the pressing issues of loneliness and food insecurity in the older adult population. Learn how reaching out and fostering connections can have a significant impact on elders’ well-being. Discover actionable strategies to address these challenges, promote a sense of community, and ensure that no one faces isolation or hunger alone.

Participants in this webinar will be able to:

  • Learn about food insecurity and challenges older adults face in obtaining proper nutrition.
  • Review the prevalence of loneliness and isolation among the aging population.
  • Recognize the causes and warning signs of poor nutrition.
  • Understand the benefits of nutrition programs and benefits beyond the meal itself.
  • Discover resources to support better nutrition and reduce the risk of isolation.

Presenter:

Lakelyn EichenbergerLakelyn Eichenberger, PhD, is a gerontologist and caregiving advocate for Honor and Home Instead, the world’s largest provider of home care. She began her career in a local Home Instead, working one-on-one with older adults. Today she works to educate professionals, families and communities on the unique challenges older adults face and the resources available to help them thrive. Eichenberger earned a doctorate in Gerontology from the University of Nebraska. She has spoken nationally and internationally on the topic of caregiving and aging and serves as a resource to major media.

 

 

Melissa Gong MitchellMelissa Gong Mitchell, MBA, is executive director of the Global Coalition on Aging, the leading business voice on aging policy and strategy. She also serves as senior managing director at High Lantern Group, a strategic communications consulting firm, and has spoken around the world about the opportunities of the aging mega-trend and the role of business in leveraging aging for economic growth. Gong Mitchell has served as a board member at Champions of Aging, as well as a member of the Professions Working Group for Age-friendly New York City and a member of the Benefit Committee of the Skin Cancer Foundation.