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[VIRTUAL SERIES EVENT] “Innovation As an Antidote: RI’s Impact Entrepreneurs Respond to COVID-19” with Social Enterprise Greenhouse

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by Kajsa Whitney
March 31, 2020
When:
April 8, 2020 @ 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm
2020-04-08T12:00:00-04:00
2020-04-08T12:30:00-04:00

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/innovation-as-an-antidote-ris-impact-entrepreneurs-respond-to-covid-19-tickets-100582541088

In this inspiring VIRTUAL weekly series, you will hear stories about how some of the state’s leading impact entrepreneurs are innovating and adapting to address critical social challenges arising from the COVID-19 crisis. Join us to learn about innovation and resources that can be useful to you, your family, and your community and to find out how you can engage and help. Most importantly, this series will highlight ways we are coming together as a community to make sure everyone gets the assistance they need during this demanding time.

Join us to hear stories about entrepreneurial innovations, followed by a moderated Q&A from the audience. Hosted by Kelly Ramirez, CEO of Social Enterprise Greenhouse.

Social Enterprise Greenhouse creates positive social and economic impact by providing social entrepreneurs and enterprises with the tools and networks they need to thrive. We also foster an ecosystem of diverse stakeholders who work to enable a more just, equitable and resilient economy. Learn more at www.segreenhouse.org.

 

On Wednesday April 8, we will welcome Deborah Burton of RI Elder Info, who will speak about the impact of COVID-19 on the senior population.

The COVID-19 crisis has shed a bright light on the social isolation that many Seniors face every day. Join the conversation to learn what resources are out there for our Seniors and how we can cultivate a culture of caring in our own communities. 

About Deb Burton

Deborah Burton has worked in various roles in healthcare, public health research and elder advocacy for over 30 years. She has given presentations for dozens of groups who want to learn more about aging safely in the community, what to look for when selecting a long term care facility, and recognizing and reporting elder abuse. Deborah holds a Master of Science in Gerontology in the Management of Aging Services and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. She is a member of the Gerontological Society of America and an inductee of Sigma Phi Omega (SPO), the International Academic Honor and Professional Society in Gerontology. She is also a member of Congressman Langevin’s “Senior Advisory Committee” and regularly participates in the RI Lieutenant Governor’s Long Term Care Coordinating Council (LTCCC), the Rhode Island Elder Mental Health and Addiction Coalition (RIEMHAC), and the Rhode Island Minority Elder Task Force (RIMETF).

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