Webinars and Online Sessions

Adjustment Through the Lifespan

Reeves Foundation

  • Tuesday, August 3, 2021, 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, September 7, 2021, 2:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 2:00 p.m.
  • November 2, 2021, 02:00, p.m.

Join Dr. John Chang for the next monthly webinar of Living Well with Dr. John- Adjustment through the Lifespan. Dr. John will focus on practical tips during the adjustment phases that most individuals with SCI’s encounter at some point (or continuously) throughout their lives post-injury. Dr. John will provide basic concepts, potential trigger reactions, as well as some practical coping strategies. More specifically, topics such as stress, crisis, loss, self-concept, unpredictability, and quality of life will be covered in the webinar.

Social Isolation and Loneliness Among Adults with Serious Mental Illnesses

National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research

Thursday, August 5, 2021, 2:00 p.m.

This is the second of a four-part national webinar series on research related to social isolation and loneliness for people with disabilities.


  • Bryan P. McCormick, PhD, Professor of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, College of Public Health, Temple University
  • Mark Salzer, PhD, Professor of Social and Behavioral Sciences, Director of Temple University Collaborative on Community Inclusion of Individuals with Psychiatric Disabilities, College of Public Health, Temple University

Register: https://tinyurl.com/NIDIRRSocialIsolation

Day of Remembering: Honoring Nursing Home Lives

Gray Panthers of New York City
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Details to be announced

Change the Culture, Transform the Care: Disrupt or be Disrupted

The Greenhouse Project
Tuesday, August 17, 2021, 10:00 a.m.

Walks through the application of the Green House principles and core values in traditional nursing home settings. Will examine providers’ own experiences in creating relationship-rich, person-directed living settings without having to rebuild or undergo major renovations.
Register: https://tinyurl.com/DisruptOrBeDisrupted

Building and Maintaining Relationships After a Dementia Diagnosis: Dementia Care Partners and Social Isolation

National Alzheimer’s and Dementia Resource Center

Tuesday, August 24, 2021, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

Social isolation negatively impacts the millions of people living with dementia and their care partners in the U.S. These individuals are generally more satisfied when they have emotional and social support. In this webinar, the presenters will discuss:

  • The importance of emotional and social support
  • Why support may “dry up” after diagnosis.
  • Why people living with dementia and their care partners may self-isolate.
  • Ideas for families to foster support.


  • Matthew Estrade, Project Manager at the Ochsner Health site Louisiana Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program
  • Ana-Shea Edwards, Family Caregiver

Register: https://tinyurl.com/DemeniaCarePartners

DementiaVerse: A New Frontier in Learning, Collaboration & Scholarship

The Greenhouse Project
September 13 and 14, 2021
DementiaVerse will examine biophilic design, its relationship to nature and wellness, and emerging research that has the potential to boldly impact aging services and dementia care in particular. In addition, this event will explore the integration of people living with dementia as a social justice issue.
Register: https://tinyurl.com/DementiaVerseInfo

2021 Consumer Voice 45th Annual Conference: Moving Forward Together

National Consumer Voice for Quality Long-Term Care
November 3 to 5, 2021
Session Topics (preliminary)

  • Finding a new systems approach to ombudsman advocacy
  • A look at state surveys: what residents, families, and advocates should expect
  • Family advocacy during COVID-19
  • What Advocates should know and do about the direct care workforce crisis
  • Building a state advocacy organization
  • Addressing inequities and disparities of care
  • Preventing neglect and abuse of residents
  • Strengthening the caregiving team
  • Improving guardianship policy and practice
  • Increasing outreach to the LGBTQ Community
  • Train the Trainer: a new curriculum for Long-Term Care Ombudsmen
  • Pushing for transformational change

Register: https://tinyurl.com/ConsumerVocie2021Conference