National Caregiver Month 2012
November is National Family Caregivers Month and UK Elder Care invites all UK Staff and Faculty to attend one or more of the special events planned during the month. We look forward to seeing you!
For more information about these events, contact Melanie Justice at email@example.com.
Virtual Dementia Tour®
The Virtual Dementia Tour® is a unique simulation that allows participants to experience life through the eyes of their friends and loved ones who have dementia or Alzheimer’s Disease. Call 323-4600 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment. Participants should expect to spend about 20 minutes at the simulation.
- November 14
- Gaines Center for the Humanities
The Virtual Dementia Tour® is a product of the nonprofit Second Wind Dreams®, which strives to enhance the lives of elders. It was authored and created by P.K. Beville, M.S., a geriatric specialist and national speaker who has been working with elders since 1983.
Attend a special wrap up session December 3rd!
Experiencing the Virtual Dementia Tour® can bring up variety of thoughts and emotions. Join us for this wrap-up discussion where you can connect with others and talk about what the simulation meant to you. Dr. Amy Hosier, UK Family Studies Professor, will facilitate the discussion. Call 323-4600 or e-mail email@example.com to RSVP. View a flier for the session here (pdf).
- December 3, 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
- W.T. Young Library Keeneland Room
Boats Against the Current is a new play by UK Theatre Student William McCann. The play examines changes and conflicts that surface in a family when Alzheimer’s and dementia affects those they love. This session will feature a reading from the play and a Q&A with Marie Smart, Family Care Specialist, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. For more information about the play, click here.
- November 28, 12:10 - 12:50 p.m.
- W.T. Young Library
Attend a full dramatic reading of the new play, Boats Against the Current, which examines the changes and conflicts that surface in a family when Alzheimer's and dementia affects those they love. A reception and Q&A with Marie Smart, Family Care Specialist, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging, will follow. For more information about the play, click here.
- December 2, 4 p.m.
- Temple Adath Israel, 124 North Ashland Ave, Lexington KY
Being a working mom isn’t without challenges! Join us to help build a social network focused on resources for our staff & faculty moms. The group meets the second Tuesday of each month. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
- November 13, 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
- 220 Scovell Hall, Suite 1
Parenting Tweens and Teens Support Group
Experiencing the roller coaster of raising a tween or teen? Join us at this group to share experiences and be part of a lively, supportive network. The group meets the third Tuesday of each month.
For more information, contact Ann Bassoni at 257-9433 or e-mail email@example.com.
- November 20, 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
- 220-A Scovell Hall
Ask Elder Care a Question
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