Living with paralysis impacts the aging process for women in many ways. Women living with paralysis experience a myriad of changes to both their physical and mental health as they age and often do so earlier in life; finding resources and support to address these challenges can be difficult. “Women and Aging with Paralysis” will provide a much-needed exploration of this important topic to help women better understand the aging process and realize that they are not alone in facing the changes brought on by it.
The webinar will feature a panel discussion among four women living with paralysis who will share their personal experiences with aging and offer their insights, perspectives, and advice to women facing similar challenges. Topics to be covered include the physical aspects of aging, such as difficulty transferring, falling and shoulder pain, as well as the impacts on mental health that result from the loss of independence, loneliness and grief that come with aging. Panelists will also discuss how the various aspects and effects of aging intersect. Strategies for addressing the challenges of the aging process will be provided to empower women to maintain their health and quality of life as they age with paralysis.