Oregon Humanities Conversation Project: Loneliness & Aging During COVID-19: Making Space for Our Elders with Pamela Slaughter
Thursday | June 10 | 2:00pm
Most people are finding ways to remain connected to their loved ones during COVID-19. Some are even reaching new levels of intimacy in relationships. But for isolated elderly people who are not computer literate, loneliness has only become more intense over the past year. What beliefs do we hold about loneliness and aging? If we have elderly neighbors and loved ones, what might they need at this time? This conversation is for people who live near elders or have elderly people in their lives to explore questions, experiences, and obstacles to showing up for elderly people and to generate ideas for connection during this time of heightened isolation.
Pamela Slaughter is a native Oregonian with varied interests. She retired from her career as an adult protective service investigator for Multnomah County and is now a full-time licensed real estate broker with Keller Williams Realty Portland Central, working as a Seniors Real Estate Specialist (SRES). Pamela founded People of Color Outdoors, a nonprofit designed to reconnect Black, Indigenous and People of Color to the outdoors. Pamela wrote a children’s book, published in July 2020, titled Hi! My Name is Robin!
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