We here at the Society of Certified Senior Advisors® are very excited to have Deborah Skovron joining us. Deborah holds a BA in counselling psychology and certificates in Compression Planning™, workplace mediation, program evaluation, and business management.
Over the past 30 years, Deborah has developed extensive experience in testing and demonstrating innovative concepts in the educational, human services, and senior industries. Most recently she has served as Executive Director of the Society for Creative Aging and the Director of the Colorado Jewish Venture Philanthropy Fund. Deborah is committed to making a difference in organizational direction and dynamics. She is also keenly aware of the sensitive and integral role that a consultant takes on with an organization seeking change, direction, or impact.
A multitude of studies have established that loneliness and social isolation increase the risk of cognitive decline and depression as people age. Over the last 6 years under Deborah’s direction, CircleTalk™ has created a platform for the aging population to shine and be known, sometimes for the first time in their lives.
As older adults leave their homes and communities for the security and support offered in senior living, too often, the ability to successfully connect socially is disrupted or lost leading to loneliness, isolation and lack of purpose and meaning. This experience can be more profound for adults with memory and cognitive challenges. Research has now established that these human conditions increase the risk of cognitive decline, dementia, social isolation and depression as people reach longevity.
This webinar will highlight best practices for operationalizing positive and successful aging in senior living and introduced tools and strategies that reduce isolation through a structured program for meaningful conversations and personal sharing.
These strategies have been successfully implemented in a range of residential settings, inspiring a sense of belonging, and creating small community where there was none.