UK Happenings

Discover Free Elder Care Resources, Workshops

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 11, 2019) — Caring for an elderly loved one can be a difficult, stressful and time-consuming experience. That’s why University of Kentucky Work-Life established UK Elder Care as a free employee benefit that supports regular full-time and part-time UK faculty, staff, retirees and their spouses who are caring for older family members anywhere in the country.

UK Elder Care provides information, consultation, guidance and referrals to help make the elder care experience run smoothly. Several upcoming on-campus events provide the opportunity to engage with UK Elder Care.

Thursday, Sept. 12

Elder Care Lunch & Learn: Medicare Supplements

12:10-12:50 p.m.

William T. Young Library Gallery

Featuring Richard McQuerry from Senior Benefits Alliance

Tuesday, Oct. 8

Elder Care Lunch & Learn: ABCs of Dementia

12:10-12:50 p.m.

William T. Young Library Gallery

Featuring Dr. Gregory Jicha from Sanders-Brown Center on Aging

Wednesday, Nov. 6

Elder Care Walking Group

12:10-12:50 p.m.

Hilary J. Boone Center

Meet Terri Weber and connect with other caregivers

Friday, Nov. 8

Senior Caregiving Conference

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Hilary J. Boone Center

Enjoy a morning workshop and an afternoon resource fair

Thursday, Dec. 5

The Gift of Self-Care for Caregivers

11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

220 Scovell Hall, Suite 2

Featuring two Work+Life Connection therapists

All events are free to attend. Visit the Elder Care page on the Work-Life website to learn more or to register for upcoming UK Elder Care events.