Northwest NEWS

April 22, 2002

Events

Eldercare Workshop

The University of Washington invites the public to enroll in a day-long Eldercare Workshop to be held on the UW Bothell campus Saturday, May 18, from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.The workshop is designed for people who have or anticipate having responsibility for family eldercare needs. Participants will gain a comprehensive, step-by-step approach to better access to long-term care resources, with less stress and more control.
   Topics include how to determine needs, what services exist, costs and how to pay for them, legal protections for caregivers, finding the right services, and quality checklists.
   Cost is $60 per person. Information and registation form is available on-line at http://depts.washington.edu/retiremt/center/pages/ecreginfo.htm. For further information, e-mail eldersuw@u.washington.edu, or call the UW Retirement Center at (206) 543-8600. Enrollment is limited; registration deadline is May 10.
   Liz Taylor, consumer advocate in the field of aging, will facilitate the workshop. She teaches a consumer protection model of decision-making for navigating the long-term care system from near or far.
   Eldercare workshops have been increasingly popular and well received at the UW. The University of Washington is pleased to open workshop enrollment to the public at large.