What can be done to improve well-being of seniors during COVID-19? Dr. Victor Kuperman appeared before the Standing Committee on Human Resources, Skills and Social Development & the Status of Persons with Disabilities (HUMA) to discuss ageism, intergenerational programs, and digital literacy.
Intergenerational programming, such as WritLarge, has been found to help the psychological and emotional well-being of seniors during COVID-19: sharing stories can be therapeutic for seniors battling loneliness.
The session was part of a series of meetings discussing the impact of COVID-19 on seniors. Details of the meeting, including a full transcript and video recording, are available.