Start Date

3-3-2021 2:30 PM

End Date

3-3-2021 3:30 PM

Description

We will share the preliminary findings from our research exploring the experiences of older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. We conducted multiple in-depth interviews with 25 older adults (aged 51-84) who live in Halton and the surrounding areas to explore how they have fared during the global spread of a virus that may be particularly dangerous to older persons. We followed their experiences, from initial rumors of an infectious disease spreading in China, to the lockdown in March, the gradual re-opening over the summer of 2020, and the second wave in the fall of 2020. We also learned how it felt to be “targeted” by a virus, and simultaneously protected and coddled by policy and people. We will share their thoughts on what we need to do as a collective to rebuild, and stories of personal growth and resilience.

Comments

SESSION ONE: Building Learning Communities

Teach Geek sessions were comprised of two 10-minute presentations. Each of the sessions ran twice. Once attendees finished watching the two sessions, they had the option to move to another two sessions. There was no official Q&A associated with Teach Geeks, each participant was encouraged connect with the presenters in the Networking 1:1 Booth or follow-up directly via email.

Share

COinS
 
Mar 3rd, 2:30 PM Mar 3rd, 3:30 PM

Pandemic Stories: The Experiences of Older Adults in Halton Through COVID-19 (Teach Geeks)

We will share the preliminary findings from our research exploring the experiences of older adults during the COVID-19 pandemic. We conducted multiple in-depth interviews with 25 older adults (aged 51-84) who live in Halton and the surrounding areas to explore how they have fared during the global spread of a virus that may be particularly dangerous to older persons. We followed their experiences, from initial rumors of an infectious disease spreading in China, to the lockdown in March, the gradual re-opening over the summer of 2020, and the second wave in the fall of 2020. We also learned how it felt to be “targeted” by a virus, and simultaneously protected and coddled by policy and people. We will share their thoughts on what we need to do as a collective to rebuild, and stories of personal growth and resilience.