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Discover Events, Resources and Opportunities Through UK Elder Care

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 16, 2020) — Caring for an older loved one is a great challenge, but finding the right resources can help reduce the stress. Caregivers have especially felt the strain during this pandemic due to limited access to elder care resources and facilities, as well as restricted visitation options to see their loved ones.

Every year, University of Kentucky Elder Care hosts the Senior Caregiving Conference to help UK's community of caregivers. This event takes place each November, which is National Family Caregivers Month

The 2020 Senior Caregiving Conference will be held virtually Friday, Nov. 6. This free event will provide education, support and connection for caregivers and elder care professionals. The conference will feature a two-hour webinar with dementia expert Teepa Snow, followed by a one-hour virtual resource fair with local exhibitors. Interested attendees should register here.

As caregiving is an everyday need, UK Elder Care provides regular resources on their newly redesigned webpage. This page features a calendar of upcoming events, helpful articles, a blog and additional resources for caregivers in the UK community.

For questions about the upcoming Senior Caregiving Conference or general elder care needs, please reach out to Terri Weber.

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