Past Forums & Workshops

The Challenges Facing a Family Caregiver Series

Caregiver burden is reportedly highest among those providing care to a spouse or partner. Family caregiving usually involves tasks above and beyond assisting with activities of daily living, like bathing, dressing and eating, but also medical or nursing tasks that are typically performed by a nurse.

Whether you are a brand new caregiver, a family caregiver for a loved one, or a veteran of many years, these workshop sessions provided valuable resources and information for those in care services.

Caring Takes Courage and Support

Topics included:  Testimonials from caregivers; Caregiving and a system of support; Self-care for the caregiver; medical issues in caregiving; how to prepare as a caregiver (in the workplace); talking to healthcare professionals.  


  • Jo Ann Kalb, Jewish Family and Career Services
  • Sharon E. Moore, Ph.D., Kent School of Social Work
  • Janice Baldon-Gutter, Louisville Metro Government
  • Karen M. Robinson, Ph.D., Gerontology Professor Emerita, U of L

Supporting Those Who Support Others

Topics included: Testimonials from caregivers; Alzheimer’s & family dynamics; Elder Abuse; Financial freedom/resources to help; and Legal Issues in Caregiving.  


  • Vanessa K. Williams-Harvey, Norton Healthcare
  • Charlene Reynolds, Age Transitions
  • Michelle Rudovich, Office of the Attorney General
  • Ashley Gray-Ziba, Legal Aid Society

Women’s Staff Forum

The Pink Tax

From dry cleaning to haircuts, women often pay more than men due to gender pricing. Find out why you may be paying more, but receiving less. Come and learn more at this fun, yet informative session facilitated by Reanna Smith-Hambin, Adjunct Professor & Vice-President/Communications for the Better Business Bureau.