April 19, 2:00-3:30pm Eastern Time (11:00am-12:30pm PT)
This webinar was originally scheduled for March 22 but will be rescheduled for April 19 to accommodate panelists. We apologize for any inconvenience. Those who have already registered should receive a message from Zoom.
Housing Supports Webinar Description:
People experiencing homelessness disproportionately experience a high burden of chronic illness, substance use disorders, and mental illness, which hasten the onset of conditions associated with aging. Shelter systems struggle to meet the needs of older unhoused adults, and existing housing systems are not designed to support individuals who need assistance with activities of daily living or experience cognitive impairment. Existing community resources for seniors often have age limits that exclude those that could otherwise benefit based on functional need. The lack of adequate shelter, housing, and supportive services results in continued homelessness, and individuals often cycle through services that are not equipped to address their needs. This webinar will present an overview of factors impacting older adults experiencing homelessness and share strategies to support their housing needs.
Housing Supports for Older Adults Experiencing Homelessness Learning Objectives:
- Describe unique considerations affecting older adults experiencing homelessness.
- Identify 2-3 promising practices to support older adults experiencing homelessness as they transition into housing.
- Discuss 2-3 strategies to address the needs of older adults experiencing homelessness within the community.
This webinar will be recorded and ASL and live captioning will be provided. Certificates of participation will be provided to those who complete a post-event evaluation, but no CEUs are included in this event.