UK Elder Care presents two types of events, the Lunch & Learn Series and the Caregiver Support Group. For more information about either of these, contact Terri Weber, Elder Care Coordinator, at terri.weber@uky.edu or 859-323-4600. 

About the Lunch & Learn Series

Whether you are caring for parents, in-laws, or other loved ones or just want more information for yourself, the Lunch & Learn Series is the perfect opportunity to learn about important elder care topics. Click here to register for the events listed below.

 

Getting Our Finances in Order as We Age
Thursday, May 19 -- 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
W.T. Young Library Gallery Room

Register here
Todd Macaulay, UK Financial Well-Being Officer, will be with us to discuss ways to get financially prepared as we age. Being well organized about our finances is a good idea at all times but even more so as we age. Todd will discuss the differences we now face in our planning and how we can best accommodate our future financial needs. He will cover all the things we need to know to ensure that we are ready to best enter this stage of life -- from structured savings to money under the mattress; financing in-home care vs. assisted living; private pay vs. government entitlement. Please feel free to "brown bag it" and don't forget that friends and colleagues are always welcome.  


 
About the Caregiver Support Group

This is a support group for UK employees who are taking care of parents, in-laws, and other adults in their family. The group provides a supportive atmosphere for caregivers, provides an opportunity for members to help each other through sharing of information and stories, and is a way to learn about resources and other information that pertains to a specific problem or issue. 


5 Reasons to Join the UK Elder Care Support Group

  1. We provide a sense of connection. Meeting and talking with others who understand your feelings and concerns can help ward off feelings of isolation, loneliness, and depression.
  2. You can exchange ideas and learn about available resources.
  3. Establish friendships based on common grounds and interests.
  4. Develop coping strategies to use when caregiving gets challenging.
  5. Learn about the importance of good self-care and tips to attain it.

Other Elder Care Events

Virtual Dementia Tour
Wednesday, May 11, 2016 -- 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Commonwealth House (2nd Fl.), 226 E. Maxwell Street
Register by contacting Terri Weber at 859-218-0457 or terri.weber@uky.edu

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.