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When a loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s

Aug. 15, 2014—Find out what to expect when your loved one is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s.

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What is hospice?

Jul. 11, 2014—Learn what hospice is and the benefits it may have for your loved one.

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When home is no longer an option for the elderly

Jun. 12, 2014—Do you know your options when your loved one can no longer safely stay at home? Dana Hentschel, community relations director for Elmcroft of Hendersonville, will discuss the difference between independent living, assisted living and a skilled nursing home. She also will address home health, in-home care and respite care. Hentschel will speak from noon to...

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Boomers, Elders and More: Holding a family meeting

May. 16, 2014—Bringing the family and support network together to discuss a loved one’s changing situation and available options is a crucial step in elder care planning and making appropriate choices. Cindy Hancock, director of community relations at Oasis In-Home Care, will answer questions, exchange ideas and provide resources to avoid putting off this sometimes awkward conversation....

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Free legal advice on estate planning May 2

Apr. 18, 2014—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will have attorneys on hand to answer your specific questions regarding estate planning.

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Lunch and Learn: Caring for a family member with Alzheimer’s

Mar. 13, 2014—The Vanderbilt Child and Family Center will hold a lunch and learn for those with family members with Alzheimer's March 19.

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Lunch and Learn: What is long-term care insurance?

Feb. 13, 2014—Dalih Suchet from Whitehall Benefits will discuss long-term care insurance, during a lunch and learn, Wednesday, Feb. 19.

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Babies and You: Child care – what to look for

Jan. 14, 2014—Learn more about important considerations and options for quality child care from Rhonda Laird, early childhood coordinator at the Vanderbilt Child and Family Center, from noon to 1 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16, in 419 Light Hall. The event is free and no registration is required to attend. Health Plus offers Babies and You, a worksite...

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Lunch and Learn: Family caregiving resources

Nov. 26, 2013—Representatives from the Greater Nashville Regional Council Area Agency on Aging and Disability will discuss resources available for those who are caring for a spouse or parent from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, in Light Hall, Room 437. The talk will cover the Options for Community Living program, the CHOICES program and other...

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Watch: What is Vanderbilt Health and Wellness?

Jul. 25, 2013—Watch a video about Health and Wellness, the award-winning umbrella division for four programs that support the health and productivity of Vanderbilt faculty and staff.

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More than 500 caregivers available through Vanderbilt Sitter Service

Sep. 26, 2012—More than 500 caregivers are currently available through the Vanderbilt Sitter Service directory. Vanderbilt students and employees who enjoy providing care and companionship and who want to earn extra income comprise the directory. Caregivers for infants, preschoolers, school-aged children, teenagers, special needs children, adults and senior adults are available. Services are provided in the home...

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New registry connects care seekers and care givers within Vanderbilt community

Sep. 5, 2012—The Sitter Service is a new resource for connecting faculty and staff who need sitter services with Vanderbilt students and employees who are interested in providing care for infants, preschoolers, school-aged children and adults. The service allows clients to quickly access in-home sitters while allowing students and employees who enjoy providing care and companionship the...

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