Keith Hautala

Elder Care Offers 'Lunch and Learn' Sessions

Published: Mar 17, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 17, 2014) — University of Kentucky employees who provide care for older adults are invited to bring a lunch and learn about important topics at UK Elder Care's 2014 Spring Lunch and Learn Series. 

 

The series begins on Tuesday, March 25. Each session is free and open to all UK faculty, staff, retirees, spouses and sponsored dependents. Space is limited, and registration is required. For more information and to register for sessions visit: http://www.uky.edu/hr/work-life/elder-care/free-elder-care-lunch-learn-series.

 

Tuesday, March 25: "Self-Care: The Key to Longevity and Staying Healthy"

William T. Young Library Gallery Room

12:10-12:50 p.m.


Leo Boisvert, a chiropractor with Malabu Family Chiropractic who focuses on "whole wellness," will discuss longevity and staying healthy, not only for ourselves, but so we can take care of older loved ones.

 

Wednesday, April 9: "Overview of Nursing Home Care"

William T. Young Library Gallery Room

12:10-12:50 p.m.

 

Sherry Culp from the Nursing Home Ombudsman Agency will present an overview of nursing home care, how to select a facility, payment options, and the importance of residents' rights and how to advocate for good care.

 

Thursday, April 17: "Virtual Dementia Tour"

UK Gaines Center Bingham Davis House, 218 E. Maxwell St.

Appointments from 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. 

 

The Virtual Dementia Tour is a unique simulation experience that allows participants to experience life through the eyes of their friends and loved ones who have dementia or Alzheimer’s disease. The simulation runs about 30 minutes. Call 859-323-4600 or email terri.weber@uky.edu to schedule an appointment.

 

Additional resources available: 

 

Caregiver Support

For UK employees who are taking care of parents, in-laws, and other adults in their family. Meets the third Wednesday of each month.

 

Parenting Connection Group

Connect with other parents to discuss the challenges of raising children of all ages and find support and solutions. Meets the third Tuesday of each month.

 

Working Moms Connection

Explore different issues related to being a working mom with this monthly group. Meets the second Tuesday of each month.

 

For more information including meeting times, locations, and topics, visit “Upcoming Events” at http://www.uky.edu/hr/work-life

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