Syntero’s Older Adults program has developed the Grandparents Resource Guide to help grandparents who have taken on caregiver or guardian roles for their grandchildren.
Topics include tech, nutrition, clothing, shelter, education and overall wellness. Local resources primarily focus on Dublin and Franklin County; however, many resources are beneficial for all grandparent guardians.
In an effort to reduce isolation and increase support for older adults, Syntero adjusted the structure of the workshops provided for older adults through the Forever Dublin program to a virtual platform.
Workshops focus on information and resources to help adults 55+ age in place and make Dublin their forever home. Workshops have been scheduled through the end of 2021.
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
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