Stay Connected Program / COVID-19 Resources
Stay Connected Program:
The “Stay Connected” Program involves outreach and support to older adults experiencing greater isolation due to COVID-19.
Participants may be identified by the primary care team, or identified via contact with known housing or social service agencies in the grantees’ communities. A diagnosable mental disorder or PHQ-9 cutoff is not required to engage with this supportive program.
- Stay Connected Program
Slides and recording from the April 15 COVID-19 call are located on the learning community site.
UW Psychiatry Resources:
Resources for COVID-19
CDC (Centers for Disease Control & Prevention):
APA (American Psychological Association):
- Older adults and loneliness effects of COVID-19
- Patient care during COVID-19 Pandemic
- APA Pandemic General Resources
WHO (World Health Organization):
- WHO Mental health and psychosocial considerations during the COVID-19 outbreak
- Briefing note on addressing mental health aspects of COVID-19 (older adults slide 11)
GSA (Gerontological Society of America):
AGS (American Geriatrics Society):
- COVID Resources
- HealthinAging.org - COVID Resources
- 12 Ways to Ease Isolation While You’re Practicing Social Distancing
SIREN (Social Interventions Research & Evaluation Network):
Race Equity Tools:
IOA (Institute on Aging):
- Friendship Line: Institute on Aging’s 24-hour toll-free Friendship Line is the only accredited crisis line in the country for people aged 60 years and older, and adults living with disabilities (800.971.0016)
- 2-1-1 makes it easy to find food, housing, job training, after-school programs and much more.
AIMS Center Resources:
- Telehealth Tips for BH Providers
- Telehealth and Clinical Training Resources During COVID-19
- Learn the Diaphragmatic Breathing Technique (video)