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FREE Elder Care Lunch & Learn Series

What You Need to Know: 

UK Elder Care is pleased to present the 2014 Lunch & Learn Series. Bring your lunch and learn about important topics. Each free session requires registration and is open to UK faculty, staff, retirees, spouses, and sponsored dependents. Space is limited.


For more information about these upcoming events, contact Terri Weber, Elder Care Specialist, at or (859) 323-4600. 

The Key to Longevity and Staying Healthy
Dr. Leo Boisvert, DC
Today Chiropractic
September 24, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Keeneland Room, W.T. Young Library
This session is currently full. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list, contact Lisa R. Collins at
Dr. Leo Boisvert, DC will join us to discuss what we can do as caregivers to help offset the damage of caregiver stress for ourselves so we can be better caregivers for our loved ones. A study by Ohio State University and the National Institute on Aging found that the chronic stress of caregiving can short a caregiver's life by 4 to 8 years! Please join us to learn new ways to counter the effects of stress. Today Chiropractic is generously providing a FREE healthy lunch featuring an assortment of gluten free pizzas from Gluten Free Miracle.   


Aging in Place
Susan Bachner, MA, OTR, FAOTA
Susan Bachner Consulting, LLC
October 15, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Multipurpose Room B-108C, W.T. Young Library
Click here to register. 
Susan Bachner will be with us to share her knowledge and expertise on how normal aging and medical conditions affect daily living activities and how making even small adaptations to your home can maximize safety, comfort, independence, and accessibility. Whether you are a concerned caregiver for an older loved one or just wanting information on how to adapt your home for 'aging in place' please join us. 


Past Lunch & Learns

Mental Health of Seniors
Georgia Swank, The Ridge
May 22, 2014 from 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Gallery Room, W.T. Young Library
Click here for a PDF of the "Mental Health of Seniors" Power Point presentation.
Click here to watch a recording of this session via Adobe Connect.
Older adults have special physical, emotional and social needs. Georgia Swank, from The Ridge, will be with us to discuss how these needs and mental health align. Coping with change, stress, death, depression, memory problems, and anxiety are just some of the concerns our older adults have. Emotional problems may occur for the first time in an older adult who is suffering from chronic pain, heart disease, diabetes, or other medical disorders. Understanding how coping with health and function changes can affect our older loved ones and give us insight into how we can be better caregivers. This Lunch & Learn is being held as part of May is Mental Health Month


Overview of Nursing Home Care
April 9, 2014 from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
W.T. Young Library Gallery Room
Sherry Culp from the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency will present an overview of nursing home care, how to select a facility, payment options, the importance of resident's rights and how to advocate for good care.
Kentucky Legislative Research Commission - The Kentucky Law tab is in the mustard colored banner down the left side of the page. Once you click on that tab you will see another set of options. Click on the second tab, Kentucky Administrative Regulations (KAR). Here you will be able to search for the Kentucky regulations you are looking for. Please see above KARs on nursing homes and personal care homes.
The Beers Criteria (aka Beers List) - Guideline for healthcare professionals to help improve the safety of prescibing medications for older adults. It emphasizes de-prescribing of medication.

Understanding Home Care
March 4, 2014 from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
W.T. Young Library Gallery Room
Click here for PDF of presentation.
Remember Dorothy in The Wizard of Oz clicking her heels and repeating, "There's no place like home, there's no place like home." That seems to ring true for all of us, but what happens when the risks and challenges of staying in your home compromise your comfort and safety. There are services available to help you or your loved one live comfortably and safely in the home, while providing the care and support you need. Please join us Tuesday, March 4 from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m. in the Gallery Room of the W.T. Young Library when Bill Hughes, owner of Accessible Home Care and current Chair of the Bluegrass Elder Abuse Prevention Council, will be with us. He will discuss the differences between home care and home health care and what you can expect from each of these services, options for paying for services in the home, and caregiving tips. 

Hot Topics & Hot Chocolate with Dr. Greg Jicha
February 11, 2014 from 12:10 p.m. - 12:50 p.m.
W.T. Young Library Gallery Room
Thanks to everyone who joined us for Hot Topics & Hot Chocolate on February 11, 2014 as we welcomed Dr. Greg Jicha, UK Associate Professor in the Department of Neurology and the Sanders Brown Center on Aging. Amongst his many responsibilities, he is the Director of the Clinical Core of the UK Alzheimer's Disease Center and is the principle investigator at UK for the National Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study Group. He also serves on the Clinical Task Force and Steering Committee for the National Institute on Aging Alzheimer's Disease Center Program. We were fortunate that he made time to be with us for an informal 'one-on-one' chat about Alzheimer's disease, dementia and caregiving. Below you will find some of the information referenced during this event.
For more info visit the websites of the Alzheimer's Association and Alzheimer's Disease Education and Referral Center.

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