Learning from the Covid 19 pandemic and strategies for the future
Giovanni Lamura, Athanese Benetos, Ricardo Rodrigues
This session will present first-hand concrete effects that Covid has had on the life of older adults in Europe. This idea came out during a series of video interviews we took in the last months with geriatricians. We found out a plethora of unexplored and untouched issues, spanning from further social isolation to the increased negative impact of chronic diseases.
During the exchange, we will trigger a conversation on the mental and psychological angle as well as the implications of the social care areas of municipalities, which have been disrupted by Covid. Several regions and cities are not able to cope with the emergency and cannot ensure the usual social care services such as food delivery, basic health care, lifelong learning etc..
This session is highly interesting for politicians, administrators and business operators who want to have a view and comparison of different countries in Europe.