Seniors Connect: Recognizing Anxiety & Depression

February 20, 2020 Boston Free
(Photo: PamelaJoeMcFarlane/iStock)
(Photo: PamelaJoeMcFarlane/iStock)

Join the Vilna over coffee and babka for a discussion with Dr. Anyah Prasad on recognizing anxiety. Anxiety is one of the most common mental health problems among older adults but is often under diagnosed and under treated.

In our study, we are using Massachusetts Healthy Aging Data Reports to better understand the neighborhood levels factors that may either contribute to the prevalence of anxiety among older adults or act as protective factors. Learning about the environmental level factors associated with anxiety will help in improving public health interventions to address anxiety among older adults in our communities.

Dr. Prasad is trained as a physician in India. She has a master’s in gerontology from Leiden University in the Netherlands and is currently a doctoral student and research assistant in the Department of Gerontology at University of Massachusetts Boston. Her developing area of research interests are health and wellbeing of LGBTQ older adults. She worked as a general physician at Yashoda Hospitals and as a medical educator at Medical Education and Research Center in Hyderabad, India, before moving to Boston.

Co-chaired by Evvajean Mintz and Susan Rosen.

Seniors Connect! is especially for seniors in the Boston area who are looking to connect with other seniors for creative activities and resource sharing. We gather at the Vilna Shul monthly for compelling discussions and events that are relevant to seniors’ needs and life experiences.

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Thursday, February 20, 2020, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
The Vilna Shul, Boston's Center for Jewish Culture
18 Phillips St
Boston, MA 02114

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