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July 2016
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Greetings from UK Elder Care!

UK Elder Care Blog by Terri Weber
UK Elder Care is excited to host a Senior Resource Fair on Friday, November 18 from 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. at the Hilary J. Boone Center. For most of us, caring for an elderly parent or loved one is unfamiliar territory. It comes with new responsibilities and tasks that we are not prepared for. Finding out what tools, help, and support are available - whether it's for future reference or for an immediate need - is an important caregiving step. This fair will be an excellent opportunity for you to meet with a variety of community agencies that provide valuable caregiving resources. Read complete blog post here.
News You'll Want to Know
Compassion Fatigue: When Caregivers Go Beyond Burnout
Most long-term caregivers have times where the fatigue and frequent frustration of providing care for a vulnerable person can border on burnout. There is, however, another stage that exists beyond burnout - one that can be extremely scary. This stage is called compassion fatigue. Find out the warning signs and what can be done to avoid this. Read complete article here
Vermont's Innovative Elder Care Program Cited as a National Model
Like most states, Vermont's population is aging, and that demographic trend has put new pressure on Medicare spending. It's also highlighted the need to improve care for older Vermonters. A unique program that links health care and other services to the area's affordable housing may be part of the solution. Read complete article here
Upcoming UK Events
Farmers Market 
Date: Wednesdays from June 1 - August 10
Time: 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Location: The lawn at E.S. Goodbarn
Info: UK Health & Wellness, in partnership with the Lexington Farmers Market, is pleased to bring you the Lexington Farmers Market at UK. This is held seasonally during the spring/summer months on campus. Everyone in the UK community, Lexington community and beyond is welcome. You do not have to be a UK employee or be affiliated with UK to shop the market. Invite all your family and friends to enjoy the freshest produce in town.
In the Community
Click here for a complete list of events hosted by the Alzheimer's Association in July. 
 

3rd Annual Bluegrass Elder Abuse Prevention Conference
Date: July 8
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location: Bluegrass Community & Technical College, 164 Opportunity Way, Lexington, KY 40511
Registration: To register call 859-317-9361 or
register online
Info: The conference will educate the community on the warning signs of elder abuse, how to report abuse and prevention methods to make a safer environment for our most vulnerable populations. Along with exhibit booths, this year's conference will feature keynote speaker, Dr. Gregory Jicha, from the UK Sanders-Brown Center on Aging. 
 
The public cutting garden at Ashland Terrace is open for business. Large blooms are $.50, small blooms are $.25. Herbs are $.25 a small bunch. Roses and vegetables are reserved for residents only. The donation box and scissors are located at the start of the main garden walkway; water and containers are available near the shed. Don’t miss the smaller cutting garden behind the shed. All proceeds are used to maintain the garden and to feed the critters. Call 266-2581 for additional information. Click here for more information and to view pictures of the garden. 
 
Click here for more information about events hosted by the Lexington Area Parkinson's Support Group in July. 
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