Our world is rapidly changing and technology is changing even faster! While many middle school and high school-aged youth are tech-savvy, they still need help navigating the cyber world and making responsible choices to keep themselves and their information safe. Promoting children’s safety and encouraging healthy boundaries in the cyber world can also be overwhelming for parents, guardians and grandparents. Join Syntero’s virtual Cyber Savvy Workshop to gain practical tips for the whole family:
Benefits and risks of youth engaging with technology
Developmental considerations and impact of excessive technology use
Enjoying technology through responsible digital citizenship
Communication around boundaries and expectations for safe technology use
A new segment of Syntero’s podcast, Syntero Speaks, is available. In the latest segment of Syntero Speaks, Older Adult Program Coordinator Victoria Alexander, MSW, LISW-S, shares her journey as a Syntero employee—beginning as an intern, then eventually transitioning to a management-level position. She also discusses the support and culture that attracted her to the organization. Lastly, Victoria explains how Syntero’s Older Adult program empowers older adults to live independent, full lives, and helps those living in isolation. Listen to Victoria’s story and past segments here.
Syntero’s Older Adult programs include mental health and substance use disorder counseling, caregiver consultation, intensive home-based outreach and specialized support groups for widows/widowers and those with low vision. Learn more about our Older Adult programs here.
Syntero also partners with the City of Dublin for Forever Dublin, which provides resources for residents to make Dublin their forever home. Syntero offers one-on-one appointments with navigators, and also provides a variety of education sessions for older adults and their caregivers about important topics such as Medicare, Social Security, technology, housing, care giving and transportation. To make an appointment with a navigator, call 614.889.5722 extension 810. Learn more about Forever Dublin here.
In the latest edition of Syntero
Beat, Syntero’s quarterly newsletter, Syntero CEO Julie Erwin Rinaldi
discusses the agency’s focus on isolation and the loneliness epidemic. The new
focus directly ties to suicide prevention, intervention and postvention—some of
Syntero’s strategic priorities. Readers will also learn how Syntero has
increased its community impact through its Delaware-Morrow County School-Based
program, and other exciting initiatives. Click
here to read the newsletter. To subscribe to Syntero Beat, visit www.syntero.org/subscribe.
Aging is a beautiful process, but it can be
difficult for older adults to identify necessary resources to live life to the
fullest. To help alleviate this issue, Syntero provides one-on-one appointments
with navigators who can help answer questions about all things related to
healthy ageing, including home resources and care giving. The navigator service
is offered through the Forever Dublin Hub, formed in partnership with the City
of Dublin, which provides social, educational and health resources for Dublin’s
older adults and caregivers. For more information about the program, read the press release from the City of Dublin.
To make a one-on-one appointment with a navigator,
call 614.889.5722 extension 810. Appointments are available on Fridays and
Saturdays. The Forever Dublin Hub is located at the Syntero Dublin Office at
299 Cramer Creek Court, Dublin, Ohio, 43017.
Dublin, Ohio (September, 2018) On Wednesday, October 17, 2018 at 6:30pm Syntero in collaboration with the City of Dublin will host an expert panel discussion to bring awareness to the opportunities available for older adults and their families. This presentation will be held at the Dublin Recreation Center (5600 Post Road) and is provided at no cost to the community. Special guests; Christina Alutto, Dublin City Council Member, Christina Nardecchia, Director of Volunteer Resources for the City of Dublin and Syntero CEO, Julie Erwin Rinaldi will provide insight on topics to include; Dublin’s Aging in Place initiative and access to resources and care needed to help aging loved ones. Following the discussion will be a Q&A to address any questions regarding older adult care.
Syntero’s commitment to older adults has remained constant for 40 years. As the communities continue to change, our services address the most pressing needs by being advocates of the health and well-being of individuals, families and communities. Our goal is to help older adults achieve a greater quality of life and maintain as much independence as possible.
Syntero’s client-centered care provides support to those with specific aging related challenges linking them with effective resources.
Please join us as we help families, caregivers and older adults understand the resources available and how to access them. Registration for the October 17th Someone I Love is Aging… and so am I event at the Dublin Community Recreation Center you must call 614.410.4579. Deadline to register is October 15, 2018.
For additional information regarding Syntero’s Older Adult programs contact Stephanie Jursek, Dublin Older Adult Program Specialist for Syntero at 614.301.5645