Video seminars a healthy source of information for seniors during COVID-19 pandemic

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In a new video series, U of A geriatric medicine researcher Adrian Wagg provides tips on how seniors can stay socially connected, what precautions they should take and how to keep receiving regular medical care during the COVID-19 pandemic. Elderly communities are learning more about their health and how to manage their daily lives during the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to a partnership between a University of Alberta researcher and a senior living and care provider.

“This series of interactive talks is aimed at improving the health literacy of seniors."

The videos are publicly available to seniors and families everywhere who want to learn more.

The partnership will continue over the next three years, with both parties keen to provide more tools to improve elderly care and health. 

“We’ve been recording fixed sessions on some aspects of healthy aging like brain health and bladder control, and also to answer questions about current health concerns with older people,” said Adrian Wagg, director of the U of A Division of Geriatric Medicine, who partnered with Optima Living Communities.

“As you might expect, this has largely concentrated on the coronavirus in the last couple of sessions, trying to dispel some myths and misinformation about it.”

In the videos related to COVID-19, Wagg provides tips on how to stay socially connected, what precautions seniors should take and how to continue to receive regular medical care during this time, among other topics.