UMaine Health Connection Chats

Fourth Round of Sessions July

Wednesdays from 11am – 12 Noon

LIVE, practical information and tips for staying healthy for Maine’s 60+ citizens and other high risk residents during COVID-19. Chats are held by Zoom (internet)

or by telephone. No cost to attend. THOSE JOINING BY PHONE CAN SEND IN QUESTIONS TO OUR SPEAKERS AHEAD OF TIME.

For call-in information or Zoom connection link, please contact Kelley Morris at kelley.morris@maine.edu or 207.262.7925

For questions and suggestions for future topics, contact Len Kaye at len.kaye@maine.edu or 207.262.7922

SCHEDULED SPEAKERS ( July 1 – 29)

July 1st – Staying Healthy in the Age of COVID-19: Presented by Patricia Hamilton, APRN, Public Health Director, City of Bangor

July 8th – Being Mindful While Navigating the Pandemic: Presented by Emily A.P. Haigh, Ph.D., Associate Professor and Director of Clinical Training, Department of Psychology, University of Maine

July 15th – The Importance of Our Sense of Hearing for Staying Connected: Presented by Amy Engler Booth, M.A., CCC-A, FAAA, Clinical Faculty and Audiology Supervisor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, University of Maine

July 22nd – Dealing Effectively with the Trauma of Living During COVID-19: Presented by Judith Josiah-Martin, Ph.D., ACSW, CADC, Lecturer, School of Social Work, University of Maine

July 29th – How Technology Can Help Older Adults Maintain Their Health and Avoid Social Isolation: Presented by Susan Corbett, Director, National Digital Equity Center

Each session will include resource experts from the University of Maine Center on Aging and Eastern Area Agency on Aging. Sessions will be recorded and be made available at: https://mainecenteronaging.umaine.edu/stayhealthy

PROGRAM SPONSORS

UMaine Center on Aging

Eastern Area Agency on Aging

University of Maine Medicine

AgingME – Geriatrics Workforce Transformation Program (GWEP)

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All Chat Sessions are Recorded and Available for Viewing (See Below)

April 15, 2020 – Wellness & General Health Issues

Presented by Kelley Strout, Interim Director and Assistant Professor, UMaine School of Nursing

https://video.maine.edu/media/UMaine+Health+Connection+Chat+April+15%2C+2020+/1_welm0thv

April 22, 2020 – Nutrition & Food Issues

Presented by Mary Ellen Camire, Professor, UMaine School of Food & Agriculture

https://video.maine.edu/media/UMaine+Health+Connection+Chat+April+22%2C+2020/1_rchqyegb

April 29, 2020 – Stress Reduction/Management Issues

Presented by Rebecca MacAulay, Assistant Professor, UMaine Department of Psychology

https://video.maine.edu/media/UMaine+Health+Connection+Chat+April+29%2C+2020/1_j11eldvf

May 6, 2020 – Issues Relevant to Those with Cancer & Caregivers of Those with Cancer 

Presented by Matt Dexter, President & Executive Director, The Christine B. Foundation, Inc.

https://video.maine.edu/media/UMaine+Health+Connection+Chat+May+6%2C+2020/1_35bdn4q3

May 13, 2020 – Keeping your Brain Active (Healthy)

Presented by Cliff Singer, M.D., DFAPA, AGSF, Chief of Geriatric Mental Health & Neuropsychiatry, Northern Light Acadia Hospital

https://video.maine.edu/media/UMaine+Health+Connection+Chat+May+13%2C+2020/1_pvnzjya7

May 20, 2020 – How to Know When Social Information is Real 

Presented by Judith Rosenbaum, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Communication & Journalism, UMaine and Jen Bonnet   Social Sciences & Humanities Librarian, UMaine

https://video.maine.edu/media/UMaine+Health+Connection+Chat+May+20%2C+2020/1_vj9o1w2f

May 27, 2020 – Staying Safe & Healthy in Assisted Living Communities

Presented by Angela Hunt, RPT, MS, Administrator, Chief Operating Officer, The Cedars

https://video.maine.edu/media/UMaine+Health+Connection+Chat+May+27%2C+2020/1_b8mudb91

June 3, 2020 – Building Personal Resilience

Presented by Susan Wehry, MD, Chief of Geriatrics, Primary Care, University of New England

https://video.maine.edu/media/UMaine+Health+Connection+Chat+June+3%2C+2020/1_v2nfn5y9

June 10, 2020 – Supporting Grandfamilies & Kinship Parents

Presented by Adrienne Carmack, MD, Medical Director, Office of Child & Family Services, DHHS and

Travis Bryant, Executive Director, Adoptive & Foster Families of Maine, Inc. 

https://video.maine.edu/media/UMaine+Health+Connection+Chat+June+10%2C+2020/1_pgu28ypb

June 17, 2020 – How to Start & Maintain a Successful Home Garden

Presented by Katherine Garland, MS, Horticulturist, UMaine Cooperative Extension Penobscot County 

https://video.maine.edu/media/UMaine+Health+Connection+Chat+June+17%2C+2020/1_al9ov6ag

June 24, 2020 – Don’t Let the Bugs “Bug” You 

Presented by James Dill, Ph.D, Pest Management Specialist, University of Maine, Maine Food & Agriculture Center  

https://video.maine.edu/media/UMaine+Health+Connection+Chat+June+24%2C+2020/1_n1j5iu26

July 1, 2020 – Staying Healthy in the Age of COVID-19 

Presented by Patricia Hamilton, APRN, Public Health Director, City of Bangor

https://video.maine.edu/media/UMaine+Health+Connection+Chat+July+1%2C+2020/1_a5nmnyzg