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Gerontology Lecture Series to
Open Nov. 5 at UW-Eau Claire

 MAILED:  Oct. 30, 2003

EAU CLAIRE — The Center for Health and Aging Services Excellence at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire, along with UW-Stout and Red Cedar Medical Center in Menomonie, will offer the second annual Gerontology Lecture Series in November.

“Caring for Elders: Choices and Challenges for Family Caregivers” will be held from noon-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 5, at Red Cedar Medical Center-Mayo Health System in Menomonie.

The session will explore timely topics relating to the field of gerontology. Participants will discuss care giving from the perspective of the employed caregiver. It will include demographics and implications for the caregiver and the employer. The session also will highlight state and regional initiatives to assist family caregivers of older adults, including Dunn County’s National Caregiver Support Program and the Alzheimer’s Family Caregiver Support Program.

The discussion will be led by: Dr. Gloria Fennel, assistant professor of social work at UW-Eau Claire; Dianne Rhein, regional planner/program consultant for AgeAdvantAge Area Agency on Aging; and Carolyn Johnson, director, Dunn County Office on Aging.

For more information, contact Meredith Wolf at or (715) 836-3543.

The Gerontology Lecture Series is free and open to the public.


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Updated: October 30, 2003