UCCS Aging Center to host free caregiver workshop on memory

For Life After 50

The UCCS Aging Center will host a free workshop for caregivers focused on memory concerns and what to do about them. The workshop will be held Thursday, Nov. 7, from 1-4 p.m., at MacKenzie Place Senior Living, 1605 Elm Creek View (next to Nancy Lewis Park).

Attendees will hear a presentation by Dr. Jessica Zamzow, UCCS Aging Center staff psychologist, who will help participants distinguish between signs of typical aging and when a screening might be warranted. Kendall Weber, UCCS Aging Center clinician, also will discuss the balance of independence and safety for care recipients, followed by Terri Cassidy, owner of Health Promotion Partners, providing resources and information on driving transitions. Refreshments will be served, courtesy of MacKenzie Place, and an RSVP is required, as seating is limited. To reserve a spot, contact the UCCS Aging Center at (719) 255-8002.

The Aging Center’s Aging Families and Caregiver Program offers counseling and education for distressed caregiver families and referrals for supportive community services. The Center’s Memory Clinic provides screenings for adults 55+ who might wonder whether their “senior moments” are normal or cause for concern.

Located in the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences, 4863 N. Nevada Ave. (across from University Village Center), the UCCS Aging Center is the only senior mental health center in El Paso County offering its services on a sliding payment scale or for Medicare reimbursement to adults 55 and older and caregivers (https://www.uccs.edu/~healthcircle/aging-center.html). MacKenzie Place is an upscale senior living community offering a continuum of care services including independent living, assisted living and memory care (https://leisurecare.com/our-communities/mackenzie-place-colorado-springs).

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