24 AUGUST 2000

CONTACT: Pat Wright, 664-2138; pwright@csub.edu


Family caregivers can get help


The Center for Living and Learning hosts a program for family caregivers of the elderly on Saturday, Sept. 16 at Hodel's Restaurant, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The program is designed for family members who provide care for elderly relations, and will cover a range of topics from health and medical concerns to housing arrangements and social activities. The schedule is as follows:

9:30 a.m.: Audrey Cochran, RN, CS, will talk about communicating with the elderly person's doctor.

10:15 a.m.: Carol Hatton will discuss the choices in senior housing, from independent living to assisted living and nursing homes.

11 a.m.: Alice Fletcher, Valley Caregivers, will talk about finding help when caring for an elderly person.

2:15 p.m.: Ken Ishida, California State University, Bakersfield, will discuss a wide range of issues related to caregiving for the elderly.

3 p.m.: Betty Madsen, Glenwood Garden Assisted Living, will talk about providing social and recreational activities.

There will be lunch break, during which Charles Carlson, CLL, will speak and there will be an opportunity to meet with other participants and share concerns about caregiving.

The $15 registration fee includes lunch. Checks made payable to the Center for Living and Learning should be mailed to Judy Clausen, Center for Living and Learning, P.O. Box 1369, Bakersfield, CA 93303-1369.

The Center for Living and Learning aims to provide lifelong learning opportunities and to focus on senior issues. The center is sponsored by California State University, Bakersfield.