Go Beyond Better: Create Social Connectedness in Your Community

As the Green House team begins a new year, one that is filled with hope and possiblities, we are launching a new webinar series that addresses something  that isunfortunately very commong among elders living in long-term care communities today: social isolation.

In partnership with IN2L, the six-part series, titled Building Social Connectedness in a Disconnected World, will begin on Jan. 12 with the examination of the tragic social isolation that COVID-19 has caused among elders.

Join us for the first two webinars for a comprehensive review of research, policy recommendations, and the impact of design on social connectedness among elders.


Jan. 26 at 3PM Eastern

Register Here: The Role of Design in Promoting Social Connections

Emi Kiyota, PhD, founder of Ibasho, a model of eldercare that creates socially integrated
and sustainable societies that value elders. She will explain how Ibasho strengthens the social
ties of elders in the communities and harnesses their skills and experience to create a positive impact in the community. 

Feb. 9 at 3PM Eastern

Register HereThe Power of Technology to Facilitate Social Connections

Karen O’Hern, VP of product management for IN2L, will share insights from the company’s new research report on loneliness and highlight opportunities for engagement technology to create person-directed approaches to reducing social isolation among older adults.



WATCH HERE: Research & Recommendations

Anne Montgomery dicusses and examines a recent survey of nursing home residents by Altarum that provides a rare glimpse into how Covid-19 restrictions of nursing facilities have impacted nearly every aspect of resident life and led to the unintended consequence of drastically reducing frail elders’ connection to community and family, a fundamental human need. Anne and others discuss recommendations based on Altarum's findings.