Work Life is here to support those caring for their older adult loved ones during this time. Please visit our Work Life COVID-19 Resources: 2020-2021 Academic Year page for the latest information. Work Life's Program Director Stacey Gordon is also available for consultations about adult care, specifically around issues concerning older loved ones whom you are worried about during this time.
America’s aging population is growing at an unprecedented rate, and as a result, many of us are becoming involved with older person/adult caregiving on a short-term or long-term basis. NYU faculty and administrators providing care require expert guidance and advice. The Work Life office can assist you in navigating this world and provide resources to help meet the emotional support needs of the working caregiver.
Work Life created a support group for faculty and administrators who are concerned about their older adult loved ones during this time. Every Friday from 11:30am - 12:30pm, Program Director Stacey Gordon will be leading a support group where you can share concerns, resources, and encouragement in these difficult times. Email her at firstname.lastname@example.org for the Zoom link.
This fall, Work Life and NYU Langone Health Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias Family Support Program will be co-hosting a webinar series called "Caregiving Conversations" for NYU faculty and administrators who are currently caring for an adult with memory loss. This series focuses on different aspects of adult caregiving and will address the unique challenges of providing care during the COVID-19 pandemic.
|Webinar Title||Brief Description||
Date, Time, and Registration
|Music and Caregiving||Learn how you can incorporate music into an at-home caregiving routine for your loved one with memory loss.||Tuesday, 9/1, 1:00 - 2:00pm. Learn more and register here.|
|Creative Engagement at Home||Learn ways to bring creative activities and mental stimulation into your daily interactions with your family member living with memory loss.||
Tuesday, 9/22, 1:00 - 2:00pm. Learn more and register here.
|Self-Care During COVID-19||
Share your experiences taking care of your family member and yourself during COVID-19; learn about self-care techniques to limit stress and anxiety.
Wednesday, 10/14, 1:00 - 2:00pm. Learn more and register here.
|Caring From Afar||Discuss the multiple concerns of those caring for a family member with memory problems who lives far away, especially under the restraints imposed by COVID-19, by sharing reactions, coping strategies and resources.||
Wednesday, 10/21, 1:00 - 2:00pm. Learn more and register here.