Resilience workshop for SOS and RSVP volunteers

Sanford Center for Aging

Flex your 'feel-better' skills

We are proud to introduce Skills for Psychological Recovery, a workshop designed to help you during this stressful time of the pandemic.

As SOS and RSVP volunteers, you will be able to use skills from this workshop in your service to elders and to support your own well-being.

The series encourages you to work on using the coping skills you already know, and it shows the way to more coping skills that have been shown to help people during challenging times. The series was developed by national experts in PTSD and trauma, and is used in training by FEMA.

In the six-part workshop, instructor Marina Hedwall - a Resilience Ambassador with the Nevada Resilience Project - will point the way to resilience through:

  • Problem-solving skills and strategies
  • Managing reactions
  • Promoting helpful thinking
  • Rebuilding healthy social connections
  • Encouraging positive activities

WHAT: Introduction to Skills for Psychological Recovery

WHO IT'S FOR: Volunteers of the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and the Senior Outreach Services (SOS).

WHEN: Thursdays, Jan. 14 to Feb. 25 from 10 to 11 a.m. (The Jan. 14 session is an orientation, followed by six weeks of workshop instruction.)

WHERE: Sessions are held via Zoom teleconferencing - no need to leave your home!

COST: Free


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Sponsored by the Sanford Center for Aging, the Nevada Resilience Project and the Nevada Department of Health and Human Services.

Download the workshop flyer.