Events

Past Event

Caring for Aging Relatives: Resources and Strategies

January 8, 2019
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Studebaker building, 622 W. 132 St., New York, NY 10027 - Conference Room 469

According to data collected by the National Alliance for Caregiving and AARP, more than 34 million Americans provide unpaid care to an adult age 50 or older. The number of caregivers will continue to rise as the population ages. And most every one will experience related stress.

Perhaps you already know what we’re talking about.  

If you’re a caregiver to an older parent or other relative, or will be at some point, join us for Caring for Aging Relatives: Resources and Strategies, an EAP seminar designed to help you minimize stress and conflict with your relatives, find and access the resources available to you, and answer your questions.

After participating in this seminar, you will be better able to:

  • Identify sources of assistance
  • Screen, hire and supervise in-home help
  • Cope with long-distance caregiving responsibilities
To RSVP to the seminar, please email Lucia Leon: ll2935@columbia.edu.

Can’t attend in person?
Try these 3 Tips for Taking Care of an Older Relative:

  1. Ask other family members to help out and ease your load.
  2. Senior centers sometimes offer meals, recreation, exercise and transportation at no charge.
  3. If you’re feeling stressed, walk from the situation, even if it's just around the house

Visit Columbia's Well-being website to learn about the EAP and other resources.

And check out Humana’s Columbia-specific website for more, such as the Assessing an older adult's needs and Long-distance older adult care: making visits count. If prompted, log in (Username: Columbia; Password: eap).