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


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) is the second-largest university in Houston and 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 approximately 14,000 students, boasts more than 66,000 alumni, and offers 45 bachelor’s degrees, 12 master’s degrees, and 19 online programs within four colleges: Marilyn Davies College of Business, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Public Service, and College of Sciences and Technology. UHD has one of the lowest tuition rates in Texas.

U.S. News and World Report ranked UHD among the nation’s Best Online Bachelor’s Programs for Applied Administration and Best Online Master’s Programs in Criminal Justice, as well as a Top Performer in Social Mobility. The Wall Street Journal/College Pulse ranked UHD one of the best colleges in the U.S. for its 2024 rankings, with notable distinctions: No. 1 for diversity (tied) and No. 3 for student experience. The University is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution, a Minority-Serving Institution, and a Military Friendly School. For more information on the University of Houston-Downtown, visit uhd.edu.