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. Upcoming events include: 

In-Home Care: Providing the Extra Support Your Loved One Needs
Presented by Bill Hughes, Owner of Accessible Home Care and Chair of the Bluegrass Elder Abuse Prevention Council
January 25, 2017
12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Alumni Gallery, W.T. Young Library
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What happens to your older loved one(s) when the risks and challenges of staying in their own home compromise their comfort and safety? There are services available to help them live in their home, while providing the care and support they need. Hear from Bill Hughes, owner of Accessible Home Care and current Chair of the Bluegrass Elder Abuse Prevention Council, and learn the differences between home care and home health care. Find out what you can expect from each of these services, options for paying for in-home services, and caregiving tips.
 


How Do You Know When It's Time to Consider Placement?
Presented by Tonya Cox, Executive Director of The Homeplace at Midway
February 28, 2017
12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Alumni Gallery, W.T. Young Library
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Tonya Cox, Executive Director of The Homeplace at Midway, will discuss both the emotional process as well as the step by step concrete process needed to move your loved one into a care facility. The decision on if, or when, to move your loved one into a care facility may be one of the most difficult decisions you will ever make. Placing a loved one in a care facility who can no longer care for themselves or requires more care than you are able to provide may be the best decision for the health and happiness for all involved. Join us to learn more about taking that next step. 
 


Practical Tips for Everyday Living with Dementia
Presented by April Stauffer, Community Outreach Coordinator, Alzheimer's Association
April 20, 2017
12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
Alumni Gallery, W.T. Young Library
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Alzheimer's takes a devastating toll on caregivers with nearly 60 percent rating the emotional stress of caregiving as high or very high. About 40 percent suffer from depression, and one in five caregivers cut back on their own doctor visits because of their care responsibilities. Hear from April Stauffer, Community Outreach Coordinator - Alzheimer’s Association, as she discusses the practical everyday tips you need to know to get through the day when living with someone with dementia. For additional facts and figures about Alzheimer's, click here
 


Other Elder Care Events

Life After Caregiving Workshop
Thursday, March 23, 2017
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Commons Room (Wethington Bldg.)
Registration coming soon!

Linda Barrett, Visiting Assistant Professor of Gerontology, Miami University, Ohio Department of Sociology & Gerontology will conduct a half-day workshop on life after caregiving. Once your caregiving duties have finished what will your life be like? An emptiness will be felt when the many tasks and responsibilities that you once performed are no longer part of your daily routine. You will feel your identity as a caregiver is gone. Your world will be immeasurably different. Separating yourself from your caregiving identity, readjusting to a world around you, and forming new relationships are an important part of reclaiming your life. Make plans now to join us as we discuss skills and tools to reimagine and transition to life after caregiving. 



Virtual Dementia Tour
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Commonwealth House (2nd Fl.), 226 E. Maxwell St.
Registration is required. Contact Terri Weber, UK Elder Care Coordinator, at (859) 218-0457 or terri.weber@uky.edu to schedule a time. 

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. Participants can expect to spend about 30 minutes at the simuation.