Ageing in a pandemic: EWAHA session on the consequences of Covid-19 for older adults

A session at the European Week of Active & Healthy Ageing (EWAHA) on 5 November 2020 at 10.15 CET will discuss lessons learned about the effects of major public health crises on older adults.

The session, titled “The effects of the pandemic on the older population: a practitioner’s perspective”, will look at some of the most prevalent consequences identified when it comes to older adults in the times of public health crises.

These include:

  • the risk of increased social isolation
  • the special circumstances of dealing with a pandemic in rural areas
  • how we can be better prepared for these issues in the future

The session brings together two top experts in geriatrics and social care and the Head of Health and Care from the The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research to create a well-rounded and multidisciplinary debate on future strategies.

Meet the speakers

Giovanni Lamura

Director of the Italian National Centre for Economic Research and Ageing

Athanase Benetos

President of the European Geriatric Medicine Society

Ricardo Rodrigues

The Head of Health and Care, Deputy Director of The European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research

Register now for EWAHA 2020!    

The European Week of Active and Healthy Ageing 2020 aims to look at the future of healthy ageing and the effects of demographic change in Europe through a series of debates, panel discussions and webinars.


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