Independent Living, Inc.: Seminars to Help Workforce Cope with Demands of Aging Parents

Do your employees miss work, come in late or leave early to care for an aging parent or loved one? American workers cost employers an estimated $11.4 to $29 billion in lost productivity per year because of care giving obligations.

Independent Living, Inc. is offering a series of eight seminars to help businesses and their employees handle the challenges of working and caring for an aging parent or loved one. The seminars are designed to help employers develop policies to support caregivers, provide educational workshops, resource libraries and referrals to assist caregivers, and encourage efforts to reduce stress and improve wellness of care giving employees. Independent Living will work with employers to create a seminar package that meets your needs.

According to a national study conducted by Met Life and AARP, employees caring for family members age 50-plus are widespread and increasing. Nearly 25 percent of all households have at least one adult who has provided care for an elderly person in the last 12 months. The study found that 64 percent of caregivers are employed, creating a “juggling act” between work and care giving responsibilities.

To learn more or to schedule seminars, call Marilynn Lawler at 274-7900. Independent Living, Inc. is a nonprofit, multi-service agency that assists older adults and people with disabilities, enabling them to live with dignity and independence and to maintain health and well-being.

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Contact: Marilynn Lawler, 608-274-7900