New wellness series focuses on caring for aging adults

Older woman reading with daughter

A new wellness series focused on the challenges of supporting and providing care for aging adults launches in October.

In partnership with the University of Oregon employee assistance provider Cascade Centers, human resources offers the Elder Care Connection series to provide employees with resources and help them gain a better understanding of Alzheimer’s disease and dementia.

This series includes three separate presentations. Employees can attend as many of the presentations as they choose. They do not have to attend all three to participate.

The free sessions are open to all benefit-eligible employees. Each session will be broadcast live via a webinar to UO Portland and the Oregon Institute of Marine Biology in Charleston.

The Elder Care Connection series schedule is:

  • Sept. 27, noon to 1 p.m., “Aging and Disability Resource Connection in Lane County,” Lawrence Hall, Room 115.
  • Oct. 18, noon to 1 p.m., “Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia: The Basics,” Lawrence Hall, Room 115.
  • Nov. 2, noon to 1 p.m., “Caregiver Communication Strategies for Alzheimer’s and Dementia,” Lawrence Hall, Room 115.

More information about each session and registration instructions are available on the wellness seminar series webpage.

A recording of the presentation will be posted to the HR website. Recordings of the winter wellness series sessions are available on the HR website.

Contact Jen Mirabile, senior HR program coordinator, at mirabile@uoregon.edu or 541-346-2195 with questions.

HR provides a variety of helpful resources in the Work-Life Resources section of its website. These resources assist employees as they seek balance between work life and personal life.