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Webinar On Caring for the elderly amidst COVID-19: Challenges and concerns - Department of Social Work (May 18, 2020)

May 16, 2020

Category: Events

Department of Social Work
University of Delhi
Organizes a Webinar on
Monday, 18th May, 2020; 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


  • To highlight the health related and psycho-social challenges and vulnerabilities encountered by the elderly amidst the corona pandemic
  • To understand the implications of the pandemic on the elderly, both in the global and national contexts.
  • To examine the State and Civil Society response in addressing the specific needs and problems of the elderly population
  • To chalk out distinct roles and strategies for stakeholders across varied spectrums, to ensure safety, health and well-being for the elderly.

Link for joining the Webinar:

The schedule and details of speakers are as follows:

11:00- 11:10 a.m. Welcome and Introductory Remarks Prof. Neera Agnimitra, Head
11:10-11: 20 a.m. Elderly amidst Covid: Setting the Context Prof. Sanjai Bhatt
11:20 - 12:10 p.m. Caring Concerns & Challenges during and after Corona Pandemic

Civil Society Response through dedication and innovation

Response to elder-care: Cross-cultural experiences and future prospects
Dr. Archana Kaushik
Associate Professor, DSSW

Mr. Mathew Cherian
CEO, Helpage India

Prof Venkat pulla Rao
Director, Brisbane Institute of Strength Based Practice, Australia

12:10-12:25 p.m.
Reflections and moderation:

Addressing Questions from Participants

Prof. Sanjai Bhatt
12.25-12.30 p.m. Concluding Remarks and Vote of Thanks Prof. Sanjai Bhatt

Contact: Prof. Neera Agnimitra, HOD, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi

Conveners: Prof Sanjai Bhatt, Department of social work, University of Delhi

Dr. Archana Kaushik, Department of Social Work, University of Delhi


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