Elder Care Events

We're offering a variety of events related to aging and caregiving during the spring 2019 semester. From Alzheimer's to legal matters to housing and care options, join us for an event whether the topic is important to you now or it could be later.

All events are free and offered to employees, retirees and spouses/sponsored dependents.

Lunch and Learn Series

Our event series offers information to assist your planning efforts related to aging, whether for yourself or a loved one.

These bring-your-own-lunch events run January through March, covering a variety of topics:

  • Legal planning
  • In-home care
  • Care facilities

All events require advance registration.

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Lunch and learn events are in W.T. Young Library's Gallery Room from 12:10-12:50 p.m. You can choose to attend the event in person or online via Zoom. If choosing the online option, a link with instructions about how to connect to the event will be e-mailed ahead of time. We will send a reminder to you as the event approaches.

February 27: In-home care

In-Home Care Options: Extra Support for Your Loved One

As Dorothy said in the Wizard of Oz, “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home.” That seems to ring true for all of us, but what happens to your older loved one when the risks and challenges of staying in their home compromise their comfort and safety? There are options. There are services available to help your loved one live comfortably and safely in their home, while providing the care and support they need. Bill Hughes, owner of Accessible Home Care, will be with us to discuss the differences between home care and home healthcare and what you can expect from each of these services, options for paying for services and caregiving tips.

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March 27: Care facilities

How Do You Know When It's Time to Consider Moving Your Loved One?

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 who can no longer care for themselves in a care facility or requires more care than you are able to provide may be the best decision for the health and happiness for all involved. Please join us as Tonya Cox, Executive Director of The Homeplace at Midway discusses what's involved in these decisions and how to take that next step.

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Virtual Dementia Tour®

We're bringing technology to campus that's had a ground-breaking impact on empathy.

What is it like to live with dementia? Get a glimpse during a Virtual Dementia Tour® where you'll try on evidence-based, wearable technology for a 20-minute simulation.

This unique experience is a window into the world of millions who live with dementia. More than 5.7 million people are living with Alzheimer's, the most common dementia. Using this technology, you'll experience similar physical conditions including hearing lost, central peripheral vision, sensory nerve damange and fine motor skills decline, as well as the onset of arthritis and neuropathy.

Appointments are required and available 11:00 a.m. to 2:15 p.m on the quarter-hour.

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The Virtual Dementia Tour will be held at the Commonwealth House located at 226 E. Maxwell Street. Parking is available on the street and in the "E" pass lot directly behind the building.

April 24: Virtual Dementia Tour®

Please select which time slot you would like to be scheduled.

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More Elder Care Events

Please join us for a casual discussion on the challenges of taking care of ourselves while we care for a loved one. Ann Bassoni and Rhonda Henry , Work + Life Connection counselors, will be joining us.

Please call (859-218-0457) or email (terri.weber@uky.edu) Terri Weber if you have questions.

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April 25: Taking Care of You

Taking Care of You: Self-Care for Caregivers thru Discussion, Food and Art

One quick, inexpensive and effective way to care for ourselves is to journal. Journaling has been proven to reduce stress, deflect anger, develop personal insight and provide clarity. We will be creating our own journals during our time together. A free lunch will be provided thru Jason’s Deli.

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