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Morning Pointe Foundation’s Lexington Caregiver Café addresses common questions about helping aging parents

photo of the panelists at the 2024 Lexington Caregiver Cafe

Panelists addressed questions related to helping aging parents during the Morning Pointe Foundation’s free Caregiver Café on April 15, “How to Make Tough Decisions for Your Aging Loved One.”

Attendees from around the greater Lexington area attended the event at Lexington City Church. A panel of five local experts shared their most frequently asked questions regarding financial planning, Medicaid and Medicare, veterans benefits and geriatric care.

The event ended with opening the floor for direct audience questions.

The five panelists were Dr. Christian Furman, medical director of geriatrics for the University of Louisville Trager Institute Optimal Aging Clinic; Chelsea Miceli, program manager for the University of Louisville Trager Institute of Optimal Aging; Michael Ayersman, an insurance broker with MEA Senior Solutions; Mali Covington, director of senior living partnerships at Patriot Angels; and Amy Dougherty; an attorney with Bluegrass Elderlaw, PLLC, and Bluegrass Fiduciary Services, PLLC.

Jessica Byers, licensed occupational therapist and area clinical coordinator with The Weston Group, moderated the discussion.

photo of guests stopping by the resource table
Guests also benefitted from stopping by the resource table.

“Our panelists provided a lot of great education and resources, including documents to fill out to express wishes about end-of-life care,” said Miranda Perez, Morning Pointe Foundation executive director. “We are all smarter after learning from these speakers. You can tell this is a much-needed event, and Morning Pointe is looking forward to offering it annually.”

The Morning Pointe Foundation offers its Caregiver Café educational series as a free service to the community each spring as part of its mission to provide caregiver support programs. The Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Morning Pointe Senior Living founded by senior healthcare entrepreneurs Greg A. Vital and J. Franklin Farrow. In addition to the caregiver support, the nonprofit sponsors educational awareness events and funds 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. Locally, Morning Pointe Senior Living has communities in Lexington, Frankfort, Danville and Richmond.

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