Social Engagement During the Holidays: Creative Initiatives and Resources

The holidays will look different this year as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, which may lead to increased feelings of isolation and loneliness among older adults. That’s why engAGED: The National Resource Center for Engaging Older Adults is holding a webinar focused on ways to engage older adults during the holiday season.

Join engAGED at 1:00 PM ET on Wednesday, December 9 for a webinar that will spotlight initiatives and resources to help older adults celebrate the holiday season, even when they can’t be with family and friends in person.

  • The Eldercare Locator will highlight its annual Home for the Holidays campaign and resources available for the Aging Network to use,
  • Older Adults Technology Services (OATS) will share information about creative technology solutions organizations can use to help older adults engage virtually, and

Baltimore County Department of Aging, the Seven Oaks Senior Center and Oasis will detail how their virtual holiday programming is fostering social engagement and addressing social isolation during the holiday season.

Meals on Wheels America has hosted the National Resource Center on Nutrition and Aging (NRCNA) as part of a cooperative agreement since 2011 with the Administration for Community Living (ACL) ending on December 31, 2020. Please stay tuned for future updates as website changes are coming soon.