Connecting Safely: How to Overcome Loneliness While Distancing

Staying connected was a challenge for older adults, with 43% of persons over the age of 60 reporting they feel socially isolated, even before the coronavirus outbreak. Now physical distancing requirements are heightening that isolation. Join AGE of Central Texas and NAMI Central Texas as we share resources, suggestions, and support to help older adults better cope with the continuing “Stay Home, Stay Safe” requirements.

Mind Matters at Home, presented by Ascension Seton, brings mental health experts and advocates straight into your home to share valuable information and tools for deepening our community’s understanding and managing of mental health during the challenging situation caused by the coronavirus.


Annette Juba

Deputy Director, AGE of Central Texas

Annette Juba is a committed care professional and a leading expert on dementia and caregiving issues. With over 20 years of experience working to support older adults and their families in Central Texas, she has served in such various positions as director of the Greater Austin Cares respite collaboration, co-director of New Connections, staff social worker at Westminster Manor, the past co-chair of the Aging Services Council, and a facilitator for numerous support groups. Annette is a licensed clinical social worker, and volunteers extensively in the community. Annette is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, earning her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science in Social Work. Annette joined AGE of Central Texas in 2010.

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