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May 15, 2020 Friday 7:00 pm – Teleconference Seniors and their families coping with COVID-19

On May 15, 2020 at 7:00pm, I will be holding a teleconference to offer suggestions to seniors as they navigate COVID-19.

While all of us are dealing with the challenges posed by COVID-19, seniors are also dealing with being in one of the vulnerable categories.  This vulnerability means that seniors are taking stricter social distancing measures, which is leading to feelings of loneliness and depression.

Please submit questions that you would like answered during the teleconference to my assistant at olga@karygiannis.net Call-in details will be provided later this week.

Federal MP,  Trustees have accepted our invitation to bring greetings, Unfortunately the MPP has a previous commitment.



Dr. Eric KC Wong, MD FRCPC

Geriatric Medicine (Clinical Associate), St. Michael’s Hospital and University Health Network

Ph.D. Candidate, CEHCR, IHPME, University of Toronto

Eliot Phillipson Clinician-Scientist Training Program, University of Toronto


Dr. Tammy Wong

A clinical psychologist (supervised practice), a registered psychotherapist, a registered Marriage and Family Therapist. She obtained her B. Soc. Sc in Psychology and M. Soc. Sc in Educational Psychology from Hong Kong University. PhD in clinical psychology from Fielding Graduate University in United States.


Wendy Beckles is the President & CEO of Shepherd Village.  Wendy Beckles CPA, CGA is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the Rotman School of Management.  Wendy is a Certified Healthcare Administrator with over 25 years of experience in Financial Management and Executive Leadership.


Helen Leung is a widely recognized leader in the community health-care sector and advocate for integrated care and community engagement. Helen is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Carefirst’s group of organizations (Carefirst Seniors, Carefirst Foundation and Carefirst Family Health Team).  Carefirst has collaborated with several local hospitals and community support agencies in providing a COVID-19 emergency community relief program to support the vulnerable seniors and individuals away from the hospitals and safe in the community.”