Tuesday, February 17, 2009

UIS presents educational series about 'Caring for Aging Family Members'

The University of Illinois at Springfield’s Counseling Center and Gerontology Concentration in the Department of Human Services are presenting an educational series called “Caring for Aging Family Members.” Each session in the series is free and open to the public, and reservations are not required.

The purpose of the series is to provide information and support to individuals who are anticipating providing care or are currently caring for aging family members.

The first session will be held on Tuesday, February 24 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Public Affairs Center (PAC), room G, on the UIS campus. Vince Flammini, director of Field Education in the UIS Social Work program, will speak on “Self-care isn’t Selfish! Caring for Others without Killing Ourselves.”

The second session of the series will be held on Tuesday, March 31 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the PAC, room H. Dr. John Miller, emeritus professor in psychology, will discuss “Positive Psychology of Aging.” The third session will be held on Tuesday, April 28 from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the PAC, room H. Dr. Carolyn Peck, UIS associate professor of human services, will speak on “Death, Grief and Loss.”

Extensive caregiver resource information will be provided at each session. For more information, contact Dr. Carolyn Peck at 217/206-7577 or cpeck2@uis.edu.