An Examination of COVID-19 Impact on Mental Health & the Aging Population - Lessons for All (Mercer Burlington Unit Event)

Wednesday, October 21 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM [EST]

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Wednesday, October 21 2020 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM [EST]


This event is hosted by the Mercer Burlington County Unit.

New to a Unit event? NASW-NJ has 12 volunteer-led, county-based Units that hold regional events around the state of New Jersey for members in that area. (However due to the public health emergency, Unit events will be held virtually until further notice!) These events are planned and coordinated by an appointed volunteer Chair and Co-Chair, as well as a Regional Representative from NASW-NJ’s Board of Directors. The Mercer and Burlington County Unit Chair is Miguel Williams, LSW (

Unit events are a fun, informative way to grow your network near your home or workplace. These events are one of the many benefits of NASW-NJ membership, but we do invite all mental health professional to join us at this meeting. Learn more about our Units here.


An Examination of COVID-19 Impact on Mental Health & the Aging Population - Lessons for All


Date: Wednesday, October 21st from 6:00-7:30pm

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Summary:  COVID-19 has impacted individuals, families, groups, organizations, and communities across the globe. This presentation will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on the mental health and functioning of the aging population, particularly those living within institutions in the United States. Some of the greatest isolation, loss, and mental health strain has been experienced by the aging population. Relationships have been challenged, coping strategies have needed to be examined, and new ways to find inner peace has been paramount. The presentation/discussion will include relevant takeaways for work with the aging population that are ultimately transferrable to work across populations.  


Presenter Bio: Jennifer A. Pax holds a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in Rehabilitation Services from the Pennsylvania State University, a Master of Social Work (MSW) degree from Rutgers University, a Juris Doctorate (JD) from City University of New York School of Law, and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree in Family Science and Human Development from Montclair State University. Dr. Pax holds a clinical social work license (LCSW) and law license in the State of New Jersey. She works with individuals experiencing mental and medical health challenges in various healthcare settings. She has also worked extensively in the area of family law and mediation. She has served as clinical supervisor to social work professionals across many organizational settings in New Jersey and coordinated field practicums for students throughout the state of New Jersey. She has participated in many boards and committees including Child State Fatality Board, Hudson County Aging Out Consortium, and Union County Domestic Violence Consortium. Dr. Pax’s research interests include: Transition to Adulthood for vulnerable youth, Aging and Healthcare, Child Welfare, and Ethics & Cultural Competence. Dr. Pax has published a book chapter, journal articles, and presented in leading social work and human development conferences throughout the northeast, and the nation.  

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