Presentation Title

Corona Virus Pandemic: The Generational Divide

Type of Presentation

Workshop

Would you be willing to present virtually?

YES

Strand

Healthy Aging: Physical, Psychological & Cognitive

Target Audience

Practitioners, Older Adults, Students

I have been a gerontologist for the past 40 years and I am now 58. I have been teaching college students since 2008 so I have a sense of how they look at the world.

Presenter Information

Adrienne Lynn CohenFollow

Location

Session 1 Breakouts

Start Date

10-15-2020 12:45 PM

End Date

10-15-2020 1:45 PM

Abstract

This workshop will explore generational differences in the experience of the corona virus global pandemic. Discussions include social isolation, access to basic services, differential mortality rates, and the presence of ageism. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences regarding the generational divide. Data, articles, cartoons and memes will be used to explore these issues. The pandemic has been described as a ruff ocean where there are many boats. Older adults and younger adults are floating in different boats on the same sea. Let’s talk about these differences and how we can help each other. The pandemic does not have to divide us.

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Oct 15th, 12:45 PM Oct 15th, 1:45 PM

Corona Virus Pandemic: The Generational Divide

Session 1 Breakouts

This workshop will explore generational differences in the experience of the corona virus global pandemic. Discussions include social isolation, access to basic services, differential mortality rates, and the presence of ageism. Participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences regarding the generational divide. Data, articles, cartoons and memes will be used to explore these issues. The pandemic has been described as a ruff ocean where there are many boats. Older adults and younger adults are floating in different boats on the same sea. Let’s talk about these differences and how we can help each other. The pandemic does not have to divide us.