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August 2021

Policy Rounds: Community Connectors: Harnessing positive community energy to address social isolation and loneliness

August 18 @ 1:00 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

Community Connectors: Harnessing positive community energy to address social isolation and loneliness Date: August 18, 2021 at 1:00pm ET Description: Social isolation and loneliness among older adults has been described as a global epidemic by the US Surgeon general prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. It may impact one’s health and has been said to cost $1644 USD per person yearly in health care dollars. Systems are slowly realizing the importance of addressing this issue. To further guide decision makers, three…

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September 2021

Improving accessibility for people with various cognitive abilities through inclusive research and development

September 23 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm EDT

Date: September 23, 2021 at 1:00 pm ET Description: For World Alzheimer’s Month, join us for an exciting webinar on a new startup that is making the world more accessible for people with a range of cognitive abilities. Open Collaboration for Cognitive Accessibility (Open) provides input from people with dementia and cognitive disabilities on whether products and services are usable and practical. At Open, people with a range of cognitive abilities serve as advisors, testing and improving cognitive accessibility. The AGE-WELL-supported startup has a  growing…

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