Anne Basting can discuss creative ways to help older adults in isolation stay engaged.
Social isolation and loneliness can add stress and impact the health of older adults, who are also at higher risk for more serious complications from COVID-19. Anne Basting is the founder of TimeSlips, a nonprofit organization that engages older adults through the arts and creativity. She can talk about the importance of having family and friends stay connected with older loved ones during the crisis, regardless of whether they are self-isolating in their own homes or at an assisted living facility. Basting is releasing free resources to help family members and caregivers engage creatively with seniors.