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Cost: SPS Members: Free / Non-SPS Members: $20 / Non-NASW Members: $30 Can our relationship with animals support healthy aging? Social isolation, loneliness, and limited physical and social activity are long thought as threats to health and wellness among older adults. Human- Animal Interaction (HAI) research points to the potential for positive health impacts increase in social connections – i.e., a decrease in social isolation and loneliness including through increasing health behaviors such as regular walking and social capital associated with having a companion animal. Animal connections have long been seen as a solution within institutional settings for older adults through the Eden Model. In this workshop, we will explore new initiatives including age friendly and natural occurring community efforts to establishing the connection between pet companionship and potential health improvement outcomes across the life span.
Identify the 3 developmental/clinical reasons why companion animals can be important to healthy aging
Identify and learn to advocate for animal well-being and ethical care for animals involved in working with older adults
Learn three interventions that can be employed to support healthy aging
Cost: SPS Members: Free Non-SPS Members: $20 Non-NASW Members: $30 To join Specialty Practice Sections: here
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