Susan Wehry MD
Physician | Educator | Advocate
Susan Wehry MD is Chief of Geriatrics, University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine.
A geriatric psychiatrist with over 35 years of experience, Dr Wehry promotes healthy, meaningful aging to:
health and human service professionals
Drop in with Dr. Susan
Since March, the Dementia Action Alliance (DAA) has provided a weekly "Drop-In" call for people to talk about what’s happening with COVID-19, how they are dealing with the disruption and the isolation and to share some calm and common sense tips about ways to recharge, reconnect and reconstruct our lives.
Dr. Wehry serves on the board of DAA and is pleased to be able to share her extensive experience supporting older adults after 9/11 and Katrina.
The Dementia Action Alliance invites people living with dementia and/or care partners to join Susan on Tuesday afternoons, from 4-5pm EDT.
More about Dr. Susan Wehry
Now More than Ever: Trauma Informed Care in the Wake of a Pandemic
This session highlights the importance and necessity of providing trauma-informed care — now more than ever.
Participants learned about the usual course of disasters and disaster recovery, and how COVID-19 is both a collective and individual trauma. Participants discovered how to mitigate — and even transform — this uniquely unsettled time.
This program is still available through the Pioneer Network.
Thanks to the wonderful presenters and participants I met at the 2nd Annual Conference of the Occupational Therapy Association of Morocco for making such a great experience!
Pleased to present below the work of two of the presenters below called BrainSaves.org
Safiya and Minna Nafai
BrainSaves provides awareness and advocacy for children.
Children are the future; thus, BrainSaves mission is to provide helmets for typical and atypical children that might not have the resource for one.
We strive to keep activities children love like learning how to ride a bike, playing football, and in some cases riding on the back of a motorcycle as safe as possible. The helmets will be donated to the youth programs in Worcester, Massachusetts, along with orphanages and other organizations throughout Morocco.