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WAMU 88.5's Caregiving Forum

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 @6:30pm

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

6:30 p.m.: Light refreshments
7 p.m.: Public Forum

American University
School of International Service -Founders Room
(Corner of Nebraska Avenue NW and New Mexico Avenue NW)
Free parking is available.
Directions and map

SIS has its own parking garage, located beneath the building. Access to the garage can only be gained by turning right into the entrance off Nebraska Avenue.

WAMU 88.5 FM & American Public Media invite you to a public forum about caregiving.

This event will feature a panel discussion about the needs of caregivers and ways to provide support for caregivers.

More than 2 million people in our region care for loved ones with limitations in daily activities, and many more provide professional care. Yet the needs of caregivers are often overlooked.

Please join us for the conversation on this important topic.

Members of the audience will be invited to share personal experiences, ask their own questions or offer suggestions about caregiving. 

This event will not be recorded or broadcast.  It is meant to stimulate community dialogue and help inform WAMU 88.5's coverage.

Register for tickets at Eventbrite.

Panelists

Terry Ullman is a clinical social worker with more than 30 years of experience working with older adults and their families in the D.C. area. She is a psychotherapist, support group leader and educator, with specialties in dementia, caregiving, geriatrics, depression and anxiety. A geriatric care manager for many years, she currently provides consultations to help families develop plans of care.

 

Dr. Sandra Picot is an associate professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing. She has done extensive research on the biopsychosocial and spiritual responses of family caregivers. Since 2000, she has personally dealt with long-distance caregiving, which has inspired her to engage in educating family caregivers and older adults about caregiving and long-term care policy.


Howard Gleckman is a Resident Fellow at the Urban Institute and author of Caring For Our Parents, a book exploring long-term care services in the U.S. and around the world. Previously, he was senior correspondent at Business Week's Washington Bureau, where he frequently covered health and elder care, along with tax and budget issues.

 

Questions?

Contact: Rebecca Blatt, rblatt@wamu.org, 202-885-2834