COVID-19 Impacts: How Older Mainers Are Affected By The Crisis

Mar 26, 2020

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This is the second segment of Thursday's 2-hour Maine Calling extended show. For the first segment, click here.

The impacts of the coronavirus pandemic are exacerbated for people who are older, many of whom have added health problems and are more vulnerable to anxiety, isolation, inability to communicate and more. We will talk about what aid and support is available for these older Mainers, and how others can help them.

  This program has been edited for rebroadcast.

Guests

Lori Parham, state director, AARP Maine

Dr. Jeffrey Barkin, geriatric psychiatrist; associate medical director, Change HealthCare; president, Tri-County Mental Health Services

Thomas Meuser (call-in), clinical psychologist, founding director, Center for Excellence in Aging & Health, University of New England

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