03
May
2021
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14:07 PM
America/Chicago

Faculty & Staff Only Webinar Addresses The Tough Conversations on Aging May 6

Summary

By Sheryl E. Taylor

Many people don’t think about aging until a crisis hits, and they are usually left scrambling to figure out the next steps. Not knowing what to do or where to turn is stressful and can complicate the situation. It doesn’t have to be like that.

The College of Public Service’s Collaboratory for Aging Resources & Education (CARE) invites UHD faculty and staff to “Tough Conversations on Aging: What You Should Know Before You Need to Know” 3 p.m. on Thursday, May 6 via Zoom.

With more than 40 years of aging and caregiving experience combined, UHD’s Dr. Angela Goins, Lecturer of Social Work and Tammy Mermelstein, a local aging expert and a UHD Social Work Field Instructor, present the top 10 things of most importance people need to know when taking care of an older person and tips on how to address them. A question and answer session will follow.

CARE promotes issues impacting older adults, policies that support heathy aging, and a better trained senior services workforce through connection, consultation, training, research and advocacy.

UHD Faculty and staff, register here.

 

About the University of Houston-Downtown

The University of Houston-Downtown (UHD)—the second largest university in Houston—has served the educational needs of the nation’s fourth-largest city since 1974.

As one of four distinct public universities in the University of Houston System, UHD is a comprehensive four-year university led by President Loren J. Blanchard. Annually, UHD educates more than 15,000 students; boasts more than 54,000 alumni and offers 44 bachelor’s, nine master’s degree programs and 16 fully online programs within five colleges (Marilyn Davies College of Business; Humanities & Social Sciences; Public Service, Sciences & Technology; and University College).

UHD has the most affordable tuition among four-year universities in Houston and one of the lowest in Texas. The University is noted nationally as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, Minority-Serving Institution and Military Friendly School. For more on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit www.uhd.edu.