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:

  • students

  • policy makers

  • health and human service professionals

  • older adults

  • family caregivers

Tuesdays, 4-5pm, EDT

Support for people living with dementia, their allies and care partners

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.

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More about Dr. Susan Wehry


Learn more about Dr Wehry's efforts to help create an Age-Friendly Health System as Director of AgingME: Maine's Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program



Dr Wehry is Chief of Geriatrics at the University of New England, College of Osteopathic Medicine


Research Interests


Dr Susan Wehry is a nationally recognized thought leader, keynote speaker and workshop facilitator on COVID-19 and social isolation, person-directed care, depression, dementia, and healthy aging.

Oasis 2.0

Dr Wehry authored Oasis 2.0 -- a unique approach to achieving collaborative, interdisciplinary person-directed care. It is in use in over 1200 nursing homes.

Oasis 2.0

Recent Webinars

2020 Quality in Long-Term Care Conference

You may access some of the conference sessions through the Texas HHS Learning Portal.

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.

Thank you

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

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.