As we grow older, and care for those around us, including children and grandchildren, but also parents and spouses, it becomes increasingly important to take advantage of resources available. Please join Brescia University for their Day of Enrichment to discuss tips on caring for others, and how to integrate self-care into your daily routine to keep yourself healthy.
On October 24,2017, from 10:30 – 2:30 pm in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Chapel, Brescia University will host guest speakers who will discuss topics relating to being a family caregiver, offer support for grandparents helping raise their grandchildren, and resources offered by the Green River Area Development District to assist in these areas. Lunch will also be included. Seating is limited, so advance reservations are required. A registration fee of $10 can be paid in advance or at the door. Please dress comfortably.
The agenda for the event is as follows:
- 10:30-11:00 am Kelli King, Family Caregiver Support Program Director, GRADD
- 11:00-11:15 am Break
- 11:15-11:45 pm Tina Hayes, Green River Aging & Disability Resources Center Coordinator, GRADD
- 11:45-12:45 pm Lunch
- 12:45-1:30 pm Sr. Pam Mueller, Campus Minister, Brescia University
- 1:30-2:30 pm Elizabeth Downing, Director of Outreach, Timesavers Concierge, Caregiving and Chauffer
Brescia University is pleased to welcome the following guest speakers:
Kelli graduated in 2001 from Murray State University with a Bachelor of Social Work. She started with GRADD as an Aging Case Manager in 2002 and now coordinates the Family Caregiver Support Program and the Senior Medicare Patrol Program.
Tina Hayes is an Owensboro native, married, mother of three, and Brescia alum with a Bachelor of Social Work. She began my career at GRADD in 2013 and currently work as the Green River Aging & Disability Resource Center (ADRC) Coordinator. Her role as the ADRC Coordinator is to provide information, assistance, intake, and referrals for community resources and services in the seven counties of the Green River area.
Sr. Pam Mueller
Ursuline Sister Pam Mueller is currently the campus minister at Brescia University. She graduated from Brescia College, now University, in 1974 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Speech and Hearing. She also holds a Master’s Degree from University of Louisville in Speech-Language Pathology and a Master’s Degree from McDaniel College (formerly Western Maryland College) in Deaf Education, has completed the Spiritual Direction Institute from Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center in Owensboro and the Graduate Certificate Program in Pastoral Care from Aquinas Institute of Theology in St. Louis.
Sr. Pam has completed many certification programs in areas of Speech-Language Pathology, Teaching, Spiritual Direction, Pastoral Care, QPR Suicide Prevention, Mental Health First Aid, and Catholic Campus Ministry.
From 1974-1979, Sr. Pam served as the itinerant speech therapist for Owensboro parochial schools. She then taught as an Assistant Professor and served as Clinical Supervisor of Speech Language Pathology at Brescia University. In 1992, she began as Director of the Speech and Hearing Clinic at St. Louis University, until 1994 when she moved into the position of Director of the 1818 Advanced College Credit Program. In 2000, Sr. Pam moved back to the Mount Saint Joseph Retreat Center and was the Director of the Office of Vocations. In 2005, she took on a part-time position as Campus Minister and Director of Women’s Discernment Programs at Brescia University, and in 2006 moved into Director of Campus Minister at Brescia University, as position she still currently serves in. In addition to this role, Sr. Pam was elected as Counselor, Leadership Member of the Ursuline Sisters of Mount Saint Joseph.
Elizabeth Downing, a 1982 graduate of Western Kentucky University, is Director of Outreach for Timesavers Concierge, Caregiving & Chauffeur in Owensboro, Bowling Green, Glasgow, and Franklin. A 1982 graduate of WKU, Elizabeth is also an attorney, but found her passion in advocating and providing care for older adults and those with special needs. Elizabeth has written a book entitled Puddles of Perspective, a collection of essays focused on family, female empowerment, and teaching younger generations the value of intergenerational interaction. Elizabeth’s blog, at www.mytimesaversky.com/blog, seeks to raise awareness of issues relating to aging and caring for aging loved ones, and to let people know they are not alone in the journey. She has recently completed a Certificate in Care Management from Boston University.
For more information, or to reserve your spot, please contact Stephanie Wall at 270.686.2101 or Stephanie.email@example.com.