Resiliency & Recovery Conversation Series

Tri-State Learning Collaborative on Aging invites you to join our new “Resiliency & Recovery Conversation” Series. As we look to reopening our states, we welcome you to join us to discuss what that may look like for different communities, initiatives, and service providers across northern New England.  During this time of uncertainty of Covid-19, coming together to help each other work through the challenges is more important than ever. Join us to share your successes, challenges, ask questions and learn together!

Upcoming Conversations

Resiliency & Recovery Conversations: Adult Day Centers

Wednesday, June 3rd, 2020, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Our third “Resiliency & Recovery Conversation” series will address the reopening of Adult Day Centers across northern New England. For many families, adult day centers are a crucial part of their lives – from providing a home away from home support system, encouraging activities and socialization, to respite and support for caregivers. During Covid-19 pandemic, adult day centers across the region had to make the difficult decision to close their doors and pivot to trying to provide remote support and guidance. Now as we look ahead, what does the future look like for these important care centers in our communities? Join us to share your concerns, questions, and goals for reopening these centers safety for members, caregivers, and staff.

Past Conversations

Resiliency & Recovery Conversations: Volunteer Transportation 

Wednesday, May 20th, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Part one of the “Resiliency & Recovery Conversation” series will be focused on volunteer transportation and rides programs. Folks throughout northern New England have come together in creative ways to help older adults gain access to basic needs such a food, prescriptions, and access to health care during the pandemic and stay at home orders. How has Covid-19 affected volunteer transportation programs and networks in your region? Have community initiatives been offering transportation services in new ways in your area? Have you gained access to more volunteers? If you’ve stopped providing services, how will you restart and when? As states begin to reopen, we invite you to share your ideas and ask questions about how to adapt volunteer transportation programs to be as safe as possible while Covid-19 is still a threat.

 

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Resiliency & Recovery Conversations: Senior Centers and Congregate Meal Sites

Wednesday, May 27th, 2020, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Part two of the “Resiliency & Recovery Conversation” series will be focused senior centers and congregate meal settings. Senior centers and other meal settings, including in congregate housing, not only provide food for our bodies, they also provide food for our souls. For many older adults, visits to local senior centers may be the only social interaction they have all week or even longer. During these times of social isolation and self-distancing, many folks are not only going without warm meals surrounded by friends and neighbors, but also feeling separated and lonely. As many locations across our region are looking at how and when they may be able to reopen, they also need to implement new measures to comply with State orders and ensure safety. They must also consider how to communicate that it is safe for people to participate in these programs. Please join us for this conversation to share your ideas and ask questions about how others are approaching the reopening of these centers and meal sites.

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