BC Talks Aging
The proportion of older adults in our population is growing. With that growth comes the need for greater awareness of the health, social and other concerns faced by older adults and their families.
To address this concern, BC Talks Aging offers free access to a series of modules provided by established scholars at Boston College. The primary aim of the series is to provide learning opportunities for those who wish to gain knowledge and resources on the issues related to aging, including social workers, nurses, and other practitioners in the field as well as instructors, students, and members of the general public.
Below, you will be able to view our presenters and specific topics. Two modules are available and others will be added during the course of the academic year. We hope our online modules will offer you a good and helpful experience!
This video series is a collaboration between the Institute on Aging and the Hartford Center of Excellence in Geriatric Social Work. Please check back as we add more topics.
Module I: Social Isolation
Our first module in the series includes three videos. The first video, titled Isolation Kills!, features Dr. James Lubben, the Louise McMahon Ahearn Chair in Social Work at Boston College, Director of the Institute on Aging. The second video, A Practicioner's Perspective of Social Isolation, is delivered by
Carrie Johnson, Assistant Director of the Hartford Center of Excellence (COE) in Geriatric Social Work. The third video, also hosted by Dr. Lubben, introduces the Lubben Social Network Scale.
Module II: Social and Productive Engagement
The second module in our series features Christina Matz-Costa, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, and Senior Research Associate, Center on Aging and Work
Module III: Long-term Effects of Sexual Abuse on Men
The third module in our series features Scott Easton, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work.
Module IV: Delirium, Depression and Dementia
The fourth module in our series features Stewart Bond, Assistant Professor, Connell School of Nursing.
Module V: End of Life Planning
The fifth module in our series features Dr. Sara Moorman, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences.
Module VI: Sleep
The sixth module in our series features Dr. Lichuan Ye, Associate Professor of Nursing, Connell School of Nursing.
Module VII: Manipulating Biological Pathways to Extend Lifespan
The seventh module in our series features Dr. Eranthie Weerapana, Associate Professor of Chemistry, Morrissey College of Arts and Sciences.
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