Wednesday Lunch Hour - Resources for Supporting Your Aging Family Members

Wednesday March 7, 2018
Noon - 12:50 pm
Genrich-Rusling Room, LeChase 215

In the past 15 years, the number of adults, who take care of aging parents has tripled. 25 percent of grown children are helping their parents by providing either personal care or financial assistance. Moreover, nearly half of adults in their 40s and 50s have a parent aged 65 or older while also raising a young child or financially supporting a grown child (age 18 or older). Among middle-aged adults, about 15 percent provide financial support to both an aging parent and a child. 

Research suggests that providing care for an aging family member can be very stressful and that caregivers experience physical and mental health problems of their own, because of both the stress of actual caregiving and the stress of worrying about their aging parents. Future care planning may be one way to prevent this stress. Another is to know the programs and resources available to families for housing options, planning strategies, respite care, and legal advice that can alleviate the stress of providing help to an aging loved one.

In this session we will present a brief overview of the issues adult children of aging parents may face. A panel of experts in the field will be available to answer questions and help you learn about the resources in our community that can help you most effectively support your aging family members. 

A light lunch will be served. Food will be available at 11:45 am. The program will begin promptly at noon.

Tags: aging, Warner Wednesday Talk