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Bridging the Digital Divide: Older Adults, Isolation, and Elder Abuse


Level: Intermediate
Runtime: 63 minutes
Recorded Date: October 06, 2021
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Agenda

  • The Digital Divide Landscape
  • Loneliness and Isolation
  • Translating Findings into Practice
  • Elder Abuse and Social Isolation
Runtime: 1 hour, 3 minutes
Recorded: October 6, 2021

For NY - Difficulty: Both Newly Admitted & Experienced Attorneys

Description

This program is designed to educate attorneys working with older adults about the impacts of the digital divide and isolation, to raise awareness of elder abuse, and to highlight policies and programs designed to bridge the digital divide. Policy solutions and community resources will be discussed and explored, with a focus on providing practical and effective methods of intervention and connection.

This program was recorded on October 6th, 2021.

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American Bar Association
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Panelists

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Tristan Sullivan-WIlson, Esq.

Staff Attorney
The Weinberg Center for Elder Justice

Tristan Sullivan-Wilson is a Staff Attorney at The Weinberg Center. She is a 2018 graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, where she concentrated in Poverty Law and Economic Justice. She was the Executive Articles Editor of the Northeastern University Law Review and worked as a research assistant, focusing on public health law and legal history.

Prior to joining the Weinberg Center, she worked on local public health policy issues as a Georgetown Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellow in Washington, D.C.

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Dr. Carla Perissinotto

Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatrics
University of California

In 2017, Dr. Carla Perissinotto was appointed as the first Associate Chief for Geriatrics Clinical Programs at UCSF. Given the growth of clinical programs, the associate chief oversees and manages our both our inpatient and outpatient clinical programs which include Care at Home, Geriatrics consultation in the outpatient setting, and the new Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) unit at Moffitt-Long Hospital, Orthopedic CO-Management programs and programs which are in development.

Carla is an Associate Professor in the Division of Geriatrics, Department of Medicine. Carla is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. Carla is dedicated to working in both community and academic settings. Her main work is in UCSF Care at Home--which provides medical care to home bound older adults, and in embedded Geriatrics consult practices. From 2008-2017, Carla served as a primary care and consulting Geriatrician at the Over60 Health Center in Berkeley.

Carla joined the faculty in August 2010 as a clinician-educator and has received multiple awards for her excellence in teaching. Carla is passionate about working with diverse communities and improving the training of internal medicine residents and all learners in the care of elderly patients. Carla also has a special interest in teaching primary care doctors how to more effectively recognize cognitive impairment in the outpatient primary care setting. Carla was also a recipient of the highly-competitive HRSA Geriatric Academic Career Award 2010-2015, with which she developed curricula to teach a wide range of learners on the care of elderly patients in diverse settings. Carla has also gained national and international recognition for her research on the effects of loneliness on the health of older adults. She is frequently invited to discuss her research and discuss the clinical and policy implications of the health effects of loneliness.

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Liz Keith

Program Director, State & National Justice Committees
Pro Bono Net

Liz has played a key role in Pro Bono Net’s program strategy for more than a decade. She joined Pro Bono Net as a LawHelp Circuit Rider, working with legal aid programs in 25 states to build online resources to increase access to legal help for low income communities.

As Program Director, Liz now manages strategic initiatives and programs at Pro Bono Net that equip individuals and communities with new tools to tackle civil justice problems. Previously, Liz managed outreach and education efforts at the Maine Women’s Policy Center on legislation impacting women’s health, civil rights, economic security and freedom from violence, and worked to increase the number of women running for office.

Liz holds a master's degree in community informatics from the University of Michigan, and has served as a consultant to digital inclusion initiatives in Haiti and Chile. In 2015, she was selected to participate in the inaugural Legal Empowerment Leadership program at Central European University’s School of Public Policy. Liz hails from South Jersey originally and now lives in the San Francisco Bay Area.


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