About the UK Senior Resource Fair

The Senior Resource Fair is an opportunity for you to meet with a variety of community agencies that provide valuable caregiving resources. These agencies can help you understand how they can assist you in your caregiving responsibilities. This year's event will be held on Friday, November 30 from 7:45 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. in the UK Bill Gatton Student Center Ballroom. 


Caregivers want to provide the best care possible for their loved one. In order to provide that level of care you need to know what tools, help and support are available and will allow you to make the best care choice for both you and your loved one. Finding those resources -- whether it's for future reference or for an immediate need -- is an important caregiving step. 




UK Elder Care Senior Resource Fair Workshop: "A Positive Approach to Dementia Care"

As part of this year's event, we are excited to host nationally recognized dementia care expert, Teepa Snow for a day long workshop, "A Positive Approach to Dementia Care." As one of America's leading educators on dementia, she has developed a dementia care philosophy reflective of her education, work experience, medical research, and first hand caregiving experiences. She has clinical appointments with Duke University's School of Nursing and UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Medicine. She provides dementia education and training sessions to caregivers, organizations, and providers throughout the country. Teepa is an advocate for those living with dementia and has made it her personal mission to help families and professionals better understand how it feels to be living with such challenges and seeks to change and improve life for everyone involved. 




Registration
Registration will open on Monday, September 24 at 8:00 a.m. Breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack are included. 

$15 - Attending Senior Resource Fair & Dementia Care Workshop

         *Financial assistance available, please contact Terri Weber for more information.

$150 - Attending for 6 Hours of CE credits (nurses and social workers)




Schedule
7:45 a.m. - 8:15 a.m.: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.: Workshop Part 1 - The ABC's of Dementia and Caregiving - Essentials for Good Care
10:00 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.: Break/Visit Exhibitors
10:15 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Workshop Part 1 continues - The ABC's of Dementia and Caregiving - Essentials for Good Care 
11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.: Lunch
12:45 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.: Workshop Part 2 - Teaching the Importance of Humor in Caregiving
2:15 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.: Break/Visit Exhibitors
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.: Workshop Part 3 - Techniques for Enjoying the Holidays When Dementia is Part of the Picture
4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.: Final Opportunity to Visit Exhibitors




Expertise available at the Senior Resource Fair:



  • Financial Information: Finances often influence what services are available to your loved one. Depending on their financial situation it may be beneficial to speak with a financial planner or an elder law attorney for advice on how to protect their financial assets and stretch the funds over time.

  • Legal Information: An elder law attorney can prepare the documents needed in order for you to help your loved one in the event of a medical or financial emergency. Does your loved one have an Advanced Health Care Directive/Living Will, a durable POA (power of attorney), a Medical Power of Attorney/Health Care Surrogate and a Will?

  • In-Home Assistance: In-Home Care Agencies can provide non-medical assistance to your loved one in their home. They can help with meal preparation, shopping, transportation, light housekeeping, laundry, and provide companionship.

  • Adult Day Care: It’s a place for your loved one to go to during the day with planned activities and programs that promote socialization while still attending to your loved one’s needed physical care.

  • Long Term Care Facilities: There are a number of options for senior alternative housing in Kentucky depending on your loved ones needs and finances.  These include independent communities, assisted care, personal care and memory care facilities and long term skilled nursing care options.


Between now and November, here are a few things you can do to get the most out of the Senior Resource Fair:



  • Talk with your loved one about their future care plans and what they envision for their living arrangements and lifestyle.

  •  Have an open and honest discussion about your loved one’s financial position, resources and assets. This will not be an easy conversation. Learn as much as you can about your loved one’s finances before they are no longer able to manage their finances on their own.

  • Ask yourself if your loved one’s physical and mental abilities have changed over the last 12 to 6 months? Has their doctor mentioned concerns about their well-being?

  • Take notes about what’s going on in your loved one’s home and write down any questions you have for the experts you will meet at the Senior Resource Fair.


Directions & Parking Info

The UK Bill Gatton Student Center is located at 160 Avenue of Champions, Lexington, KY 40508. Click here for additional directions. 


If you have a UK parking pass, you should park at your normal parking space and walk or take a shuttle to the event. Another option is to use either Uber or Lyft. Additional parking info will be updated closer to the event.




For More Info

Contact Terri Weber, UK Elder Care Coordinator, at (859) 218-0457 or terri.weber@uky.edu