EventsVirtual Event: Dementia, Loneliness, and COVID-19 - what can we do? Ft. Alanna Shaikh, TED Fellow

Virtual Event: Dementia, Loneliness, and COVID-19 - what can we do? Ft. Alanna Shaikh, TED Fellow

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM


In this unprecedented moment in time, we have all learned just how much we need other people. Isolation has profound impacts on our mental health and overall well-being -- we need and crave connection. 

For Seniors living with dementia or in care facilities, isolation is of particular concern. As part of our Book to Action series, we are pleased to welcome TED Fellow, Alanna Shaikh to discuss the particular challenges of isolation for those living with dementia during this time of COVID. Alanna will also offer some possible approaches to ameliorating those challenges. 

Joining Alanna will be rising high school senior, Hyewon Ahn, to discuss her work with Seniors living with Alzheimer's and dementia, and share her insights about the particular importance of young people engaging with Seniors and developing intergenerational relationships. 

Suggestions for ways to reach out locally to connect (in a socially distanced way!) with the Seniors in our community will be shared, and we look forward to bringing you a program to help inspire you to engage with others!

Registration is required for online events! Must include an email address, as attendees will receive an email with Zoom meeting URL and instructions.

To see the full series of Book to Action events:

About Book to Action:

Book to Action is a framework that takes the basic book club concept and expands it to create a dynamic series of events for adults and intergenerational groups. Librarians work closely with a community partner to develop a series of programs. Community members read and discuss an engaging book on a current topic, attend author or speaker events, and put their new-found knowledge into action by participating in a community service project or civic engagement activity related to the book. #BookToAction

California Center for the Book is a program of the California Library Association, supported in whole or in part by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act, administered in California by the State Librarian.

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