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October SPIN Meeting: Senior Isolation and Loneliness

Date: October 25, 2021

Time: 3:00 - 5:00 pm

Location: Zoom Meeting

October 2021 Certificate of Attendance
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Biospsychosocial Imacts of Loneliness and Social Isolation in Older Adults
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Ways for Older Adults to Get or Stay Engaged
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Topic: Senior Isolation and Loneliness

This presentation will cover the biopsychosocial impacts of social isolation and loneliness as well as intervention ideas. The presentation will discuss factors that impact socialization versus isolation in older adults, as well as the mental and emotional consequences. The speakers will look at the neurological impact in particular older adults and review the socialization versus isolation as a social determinant of health. The most common physical health consequences will be discussed as well as available and evidence-based interventions for combatting these issues.


Tracy Franklin, Ph.D., Licensed Psychologist works in Integrative Behavioral Health with Providence Medical Group West Hills Internal Medicine Clinic. Dr. Franklin has a doctorate in counseling psychology from the University of Kansas. She completed her residency in geriatrics (both inpatient and outpatient) at Leavenworth VA Medical Center in Kansas. She is currently working towards board certification in Geropsychology.

Sheree Mutch, LSCW, is a senior social worker with Providence Medical Group at Home. Sheree has worked in a variety of healthcare settings, including home health, inpatient, and ambulatory. Much of her career has been working with older adults, helping them navigate life changes. When Sheree is not working, she enjoys camping and spending time at the beach with her family.

Important information about CEU Credits: Oregon Health Authority no longer pre-approves CEU’s. Go to to determine if this presentation will count towards annual CEU requirement for Nursing and Residential Care administrators.

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