Queens University of Charlotte and The Ivey to Host "Caring for the Elderly"

Workshop series designed for those who take care of aging loved ones

Sep 28, 2011, 15:15 ET from Queens University of Charlotte and The Ivey

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Sept. 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --  Queens University of Charlotte and The Ivey®, the adult day care center in Charlotte's Southpark area, are partnering to provide the "Caring for the Elderly" series to provide valuable information and training for those in the community who are supporting aging loved ones. This collaboration was inspired by the growing number of adults in the Charlotte community who care for aging family members in their home or an assisted living facility. 

"Caring for the Elderly" is a series of five sessions held on Saturday mornings in October from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Topics will vary weekly, and sessions will range from hands-on training in a lab setting to lectures in a conference room. Participants may register for individual sessions that apply to their situation or all five sessions for a more comprehensive overview.  

As part of this partnership, The Ivey's adult day care center at 6030 Park South Drive will open from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. to allow registered participants of the series to drop off elderly family members for a special rate of $20 per person each Saturday. Advanced registration for adult day care is required by calling The Ivey at 704-909-2070. Breakfast and lunch are provided.  

 "Caring for the Elderly" Series 2011 Schedule:  

  • 10/1: Daily Living Activities, Emergencies and Managing Relocation Stress ($35

  • 10/8: Challenges and Rewards of Caregiving and Long-Term Planning for Veterans ($69)  

  • 10/15: Finances, Medicare/Medicaid Issues and Caregiver Resources ($69)  

  • 10/22: Alzheimer's Disease and Elder Care Options ($69)  

  • 10/29: Estate Planning, Elder Law and Hospice Care ($69)  

View the full program schedule with locations and register at www.queens.edu/elderly-care.  

Queens University of Charlotte is a private, co-ed, Presbyterian-affiliated comprehensive university with a commitment to both liberal arts and professional studies. Located in the heart of historic Charlotte, Queens serves approximately 2,700 undergraduate and graduate students through its College of Arts and Sciences, the McColl School of Business, the Wayland H. Cato, Jr. School of Education, the James L. Knight School of Communication, Hayworth College for Adult Studies and the Andrew Blair College of Health which features the Presbyterian School of Nursing.

SOURCE Queens University of Charlotte and The Ivey