Health Care Professionals are Invited to Conference: Paving the Path from Loneliness to Engagement

Health care professionals are invited to join an all-day series, Greenwich Commission on Aging – The Annual Professional Late Life Issues
Conference, hosted by Lori Contadino, MS and Sam Deibler, BD (5.5 CEU’s pending for Social Workers and Nurses), on Friday, May 31, 2019, 8:00am -3:15pm at  Greenwich Hospital’s Noble Auditorium, 5 Perryridge Rd in Greenwich.

The conference is entitled “Paving the Path from Loneliness to Engagement”

It is important that to understand the difference between isolation and loneliness…recognizing that it is possible to be isolated but not necessarily lonely, and lonely without being isolated.

The adverse health implications of loneliness are projected to be as significant as smoking, lack of physical exercise and obesity – significantly impacting mortality.

How can we assess and intervene to support our clients in the journey from loneliness to engagement? What role does technology play in dividing or connecting us? While walking in someone else’s shoes is essential in making a
difference, people also need to know that someone is walking with them.

“Empathy IQ Workshop: Walking in Someone Else’s Shoes”
• Dr. Stephen G. Jones, Associate Professor,
Yale School of Medicine, Co-Founder EmpathyIQ;
• Andrew Witter, President and Co-Founder EmpathyIQ
“Paving the Path Away from Loneliness to Engagement”
• Ruth Finkelstein, ScD, Executive Director Brookdale Center
for Healthy Aging at Hunter College
“The Felt Experience: Diminishing the Injuries of Elder Loneliness”
• Jack Paul Gesino, DSW, LCSW Therapist, Gerontologist and
Professor of Social Work at Southern CT State University
“Technology and Older Adults: The New Era of Connected Aging”
• Steven B. Katz, JD, MBA, LLM, MPH, CPA, CMC, CDP, FACHE,
Vice-Chair Greenwich Commission on Aging

Fee $100 (includes continental breakfast, lunch and materials)
Or Call to reserve: 203-862-6710
Please make checks payable to:
Friends of the Greenwich Senior Center
Greenwich Commission on Aging
299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830

For more information about this event, please contact:

The Greenwich Commission on Aging
299 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich, CT 06830
Lori Contadino, MS, Director