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Health, Human Interests and Reminiscence

University of Wisconsin-Superior

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Health, Human Interests and Reminiscence

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Caring for Our Aging Parents and Ourselves

When: Oct 22, 2013 5:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Date: Tuesday October 22, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Location: UW-Superior Swenson Hall - Erlenbach Lecture Hall
Cost: $15 for persons under 65, $10 for persons 65 and over

Register by October 21, 2013. Fee includes a light meal and beverage.


5:30-6:00 Information displays and light meal

6:00-6:25 Personal Story: Caring for My Mother
Elizabeth Twining Blue, BS, MSW, Interim Dean of Faculties and Professor of
Social Work in the Department of Human Behavior, Justice and Diversity

6:25-6:40 The Economic Implications of an Aging Population
Jerry Hemb, PhD, Professor, Department of Business and Economics

6:45-7:15 Legal Basics for Caregivers of Older Adults
Terry Trogdon, JD, Gerlach, Beaumier and Trogdon

7:15-7:45 Meeting the Challenges of Caregivers
Kristine Dwyer, LSW, MS, Family Memory Care Consultant

7:45-8:00 Panel Introductions
Sally Hedtke, Arrowhead Area Agency on Aging (NE MN)
Mary Holschuh, Douglas County Aging and Disability Resource Center
Luann Teige, Senior Connections

8:00-8:25 Questions and Answer Session

8:25-8:30 Wrap up and Evaluations

About the Forum

Nationally, people 65 and older are the fastest growing segment of the population and will be for most of the next two decades. In the Greater Twin Ports, where we have an over age 65 population exceeding the national average, the issues for caring for an aging parent or other family member are especially great.

This Twin Ports community forum will include presentations from area experts on the challenges of being a caregiver to aging adults, legal issues and the economic implications of an aging population. In addition, a panel of elder services providers from Northeast Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin will provide resource materials and answer participants' questions and concerns.

After attending this forum you will:

  • Understand how the "age wave" is likely to affect you and your family
  • Be prepared to assist older adults in your life and help them retain independence
  • Be aware of key legal issues you may need to address
  • Be able to seek out resources to be a healthy caregiver
  • Identify community resources available
  • Learn tips to manage stress effectively

Ways to Register

Center for Continuing Education
University of Wisconsin-Superior
Attn: Brenda Dalpiaz
PO Box 2000
Superior, WI 54880

Event Contact: Donna Sislo | 715-394-8170 | dsislo{atuws}
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