ALBANY, N.Y. (November 8, 2007)
UAlbany's Centers for Excellence in Aging Services and Women in Government & Civil Society will present "The Women's Health & Intergenerational Caregiving Forum," designed to define barriers facing female caregivers and identify mitigating strategies to overcome these barriers.
Keynote speaker: Laurie Bacheldor, vice president of Community Impact, United Way of the Greater Capital Region
- Hon. Aileen Gunther, New York State Assembly
- Wendy Shaw, assistant director, Bureau of Women's Health, New York State Department of Health
- Christine Carey, case manager, Senior Resources Department, Town of Colonie
- Vera Prosper, senior policy analyst, New York State Office for the Aging
- Moderator: Philip McCallion, director, UAlbany Center for Excellence in Aging Services
Other guest speakers
Friday, Nov. 9, 2007, 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Keynote: 8:45 a.m.
Panel: 2:55 p.m.
Italian American Community Center, 257 Washington Avenue Ext # 2, Albany, N.Y.
Free and open to the public.
The Women's Health & Intergenerational Caregiving Forum will examine concerns related to women's health and intergenerational in-home and community-based caregiving in the Capital Region; define unmet needs and gaps in support services; identify strategies and best practice models to bridge gaps; and promote enhanced policy advocacy and strengthened public policy responses.
The forum is funded by a joint grant from the New York State Assembly, New York State Senate and New York State Department of Health.
The Center for Excellence in Aging Services is a translational research center that develops, tests, and implements innovative practices and policies that address the needs of aging persons, their families, and caregivers.
The Center for Women in Government & Civil Society is an institute at the Rockefeller College of Public Affairs & Policy, University at Albany. The Center builds bridges among its partners through research, training, policy and system analysis, leadership development, resource sharing and capacity building.