Protecting Older Adults from the Harms of Social Isolation and Providing a Continuum of Care During COVID19


April 15, 2020 • Webinar

The ongoing COVID-19 crisis presents unique challenges for the public health and aging sectors. While social distancing protects older adults who are at higher risk for complications from the virus, the practice can exacerbate social isolation, a longstanding issue for this population. The needs of older adults must be considered across a continuum of care from primary prevention to post-acute care in the coming months.

Trust For America’s Health Policy Development Manager, Megan Wolfe  for a Web Forum to discuss how to address the unique challenges that older adults face while adhering to public health advice to minimize risk of infection. Attendees will learn about the consequences of social isolation, how the aging services sector has adapted its delivery models, and hear about promising practices from the field and the importance of working with public health partners to address the needs of older adults.


  • Sandy Markwood, CEO
    National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
  • Terry Fulmer, PhD, RN, FAAN,President and CEO
    John A. Hartford Foundation
  • Yanira Cruz, DrPH, President and CEO
    National Hispanic Council on Aging


  • Megan Wolfe, JD, Policy Development Manager
    Trust for America's Health