Older Adults and Aging; Having Dementia While Being Socially Isolated
May 17 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Join us for a discussion with Lisa Weitzman the Dementia Care Specialist and WeCare Manager of Business Development over at Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging on the importance of reaching individuals that are socially isolated and are living with dementia. Explore different options and ideas on how to promote inclusion for individuals with dementia
1 CEU Credit to attendees who are Licensed Social Workers (LSW), Licensed Independent Social Workers (LISW), Social Work Assistants (SWA).
Lisa Weitzman is the WeCare Administrator and Manager of Business Development at the Benjamin Rose Institute on Aging. She oversees the development of strategic partnerships to drive the delivery of WeCare, a family caregiver support program, and supervises the Care Consultants working directly for ESI. She also spearheads Nutrition Solution, a program to address food insecurity and social isolation through medically-tailored meals for chronically-ill older adults.
Weitzman has devoted her social work career to working with marginalized, vulnerable populations. Her early experience focused on individuals with chemical addictions and mental health diagnoses discharging from prison. Before joining Benjamin Rose, Weitzman worked with low-income older adults, providing counseling, case management, and advocacy on their behalf. She also has a special passion for social justice and the social determinants of health as they pertain to older adults aging well in the community.
Weitzman earned a BA in history with a concentration in American Foreign Policy from Yale University, an MA in Soviet Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and an MSSA from Case Western Reserve University. She currently holds an LISW-S license, advanced certification in gerontology and case management, and is a Dementia Care Specialist.