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Morning Pointe Foundation to present in-person Caregiver Café panel in Lexington April 15

Promo image for Caregiver Café Lexington 2024

On April 15, the Morning Pointe Foundation will present an in-person panel discussion, “How to Make Tough Decisions for Your Aging Loved One,” at Lexington City Church.

The free event starts at 6:30 p.m. It will allow participants to ask questions from a panel of experts in areas of financial planning, Medicaid and Medicare, veterans benefits and geriatric care.

The Morning Pointe Foundation has shifted the format of its previously web-based Caregiver Café series. The series has featured speakers on educational topics from Alzheimer’s to Parkinson’s to the importance of exercise as individuals age.

Experts will be:

  • Dr. Christian Furman, Medical director of geriatrics for the University of Louisville Trager Institute Optimal Aging Clinic
  • Michael Ayersman, Insurance broker with MEA Senior Solutions
  • Mali Covington, Director of senior living partnerships at Patriot Angels
  • Chelsea Miceli, Program manager for the University of Louisville Trager Institute of Optimal Aging
  • Amy Dougherty, Attorney with Bluegrass Elderlaw, PLLC
image of panelists and moderator for April 2024 Caregiver Café in Lexington

Moderating the discussion will be Jessica Byers, occupational therapist and area clinical coordinator with The Weston Group.

“I think this type of panel is vital for anyone who has aging loved ones or they themselves want to plan for the future because there is no guidebook for how or when to make important decisions,” said Byers. “After working in this field, I often see families who are completely unaware of what resources are available or where to start looking. Having guidance from professionals gives people a starting point and can hopefully give people peace of mind for their families or themselves.”

Tickets are not required for the event. Lexington City Church is located at 410 Sporting Ct #3560, Lexington, KY 40503. Caregiver Café will take place on the second floor.

“We really want to try to meet people where they are as we take our Caregiver Café series on the road this year and address some of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to caring for older loved ones,” said Miranda Perez, executive director of the Morning Pointe Foundation. “A lot of family members find themselves in unfamiliar territory when an older loved one has a health event. We’d love to help answer some of those questions, hopefully before they become urgent, to help empower our area seniors and their loved ones.”

The Morning Pointe Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living founded by senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow. The nonprofit was created in 2014 to provide caregiver support programs, sponsor educational awareness events and fund scholarships to advance the care of seniors throughout the Southeast.

Founded in 1997 by Vital and Farrow, Morning Pointe Senior Living owns and operates 38 assisted living, personal care, and Alzheimer’s memory care communities in five southeastern states: Tennessee, Kentucky, Georgia, Alabama and Indiana.

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