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MedicAlert LIVE Healthy Hour - Philips

MedicAlert LIVE Healthy Hour

Since the onset of the global coronavirus pandemic, everyone is trying to adjust to the “new normal.” This is especially true for caregivers as they try to figure out how to best help those in their care adapt to changes in their environment and the loss of familiar routines. What skills, tools and resources are available? How can we help elders live safely in their homes? How do caregivers ensure they’re practicing self-care? Join MedicAlert Foundation and Portia Singh Ph.D, Senior Research Scientist for Philips North America, for a discussion on coping strategies and resources available for staying healthy and safe in this new, uncharted territory.

   DATE: Wednesday, August 19

   TIME: 3:30 ET / 2:30 CT / 1:30 MT / 12:30 PT

   FOCUS: Caregiving & Aging In Place - Adapting to the “New Normal” - Q & A with Dr. Portia Singh

   SPECIAL GUEST: Portia Singh, Ph.D., Senior Research Scientist, Philips Research North America

Portia Singh is a Senior Research Scientist at Philips Research North America in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Her research focuses on developing solutions to help seniors and their informal caregivers better manage their health at home. The research bridges traditional hospital-based, physician-focused care to self-managed, preventative, and continuing personal care thus targeting the entirety of the care continuum.

Prior to beginning a career in industry research, she served as a Hardy-Apfel IT Fellow at the Social Security Administration where she worked on disability policy and technology research. This also afforded her the opportunity to serve on President Obama’s Second Term Agenda cross-agency workgroup.

Dr. Singh received her Doctorate degree from Carnegie Mellon University in Biomedical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science from Grambling State University. In her free time, Portia enjoys exercise, spending time with family and mentoring students interested in pursuing STEM degrees.

Pre-register to reserve your spot and submit a question for the Q&A. You'll receive an email the morning of the event with details to join the session.