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UNI announces fourth webinar in Panther Speakers series

March 8, 2011

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


Caregiving for Aging Parents

CEDAR FALLS, Iowa – The University of Northern Iowa Panther Speakers program will offer a free webinar "Caregiving for Aging Parents," presented by Elaine Eshbaugh, assistant professor in the School of Applied Human Sciences, from noon to 12:50 p.m., on Wednesday, March. 23.

Caring for older loved ones is a concern for many families. It's estimated that 34 million Americans are unpaid caregivers for older adult friends or family members. This webinar will discuss needs and challenges of aging families. Topics will include the decision-making process regarding issues such as nursing homes, Alzheimer's and dementia and end-of-life care.

Eshbaugh coordinates UNI's undergraduate gerontology program. Her research interests also include the resilience of older adult women who live alone.

To learn more about the UNI Panther Speakers program or to register for this free webinar, visit