March 13, 2024

Identifying and Addressing Social Isolation

Identifying and Addressing Social Isolation

Now Streaming On-Demand | Originally Aired 3-12-2024

According to U.S. Census Bureau surveys, Americans have been spending less time with friends and more time alone since before the pandemic, which has only intensified the sense of social isolation. While the topic of many news stories and conversations,

Social Isolation is not always well understood. For those whose social activities are diminished due to limitations related to aging or declining health, the impact of social isolation can be devastating. Power comes from knowing and this webinar
will explore Social Isolation, including what it is, who is at risk, and ways to address it and increase quality of life.

Watch the Webinar On-Demand

Webinar Recording | Originally Aired March 12, 2024

Learning Objectives

  • Learn what social isolation is and how to identify it.
  • Learn about the impact of social isolation and why it happens.
  • Learn about tools and resources to lessen social isolation.

Meet Our Panelist

Kaitlin Boger is the Director of Counseling and Behavioral Health at AuthoraCare Collective. Boger has experience creating and directing an integrated behavioral health care program that provided same day access in primary and dental care in a Community Federally Qualify Health Center and Urban Indian Health Services Clinic. Boger is a certified dialectical behavioral therapist with over 12 years of experience and has over 10 years of crisis experience, assisting individuals who may be experiencing suicidal or homicidal plans or thoughts, have concerns for self-care, or have severe and persistent mental health concerns.

Meet Our Moderator

Risa Hanau, LCSW is the Clinical and Community Educator at AuthoraCare Collective. Risa is a seasoned presenter and teacher in the area of end-of-life and ethics. She is a member of the Cone Health Ethics Committee. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker by training and holds a Master of Social Work from The University of Pennsylvania.