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Make it Work: Innovative Strategies to Support Caregivers in the Workplace

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

Start : 10:00 AM Pacific
End : 11:00 AM Pacific

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Includes Complimentary CEUs

More than one in six working Americans are caring for an aging or disabled family member. Juggling work and caregiving can be daunting, and at times unmanageable. Caregiving employees may feel distracted, stressed and unable to adequately manage their multiple and conflicting responsibilities. Also, employees’ caregiving duties have financial consequences for employers seeking solutions to keep their employees engaged and productive. This web seminar will offer comprehensive perspectives, distilled from the experiences of two major research universities, on successful strategies for implementing sustainable and customized programs that meet the needs of working caregivers.

Participants in this web seminar will be able to:

  • Discuss current industry trends and best practices in employer supported eldercare programs;
  • Understand the impact of caregiving demands on employees and employers;
  • Describe how to make the business case for employer-supported eldercare programs; and,
  • Relate case studies of organizations that successfully customized work/life programs to meet the needs of a unique workforce.


Jody Gastfriend is the vice president of Senior Care for, the largest online global resource for care in the world. As a licensed clinical social worker with more than 25 years of experience, she knows the challenges and struggles of family caregivers, having helped manage the care of her own father with dementia for more than a decade. A featured senior care expert for NBC, Fox News, AARP and the Wall Street Journal, Gastfriend is a regular contributor to The Huffington Post’s “Huff/Post50” section.
Lori Anne Henderson, director of Work/Life Resources for Northwestern University, works closely with faculty, staff and graduate students to advance the work/life programs and policies at Northwestern.
Ronnie Mae Weis develops strategic work-life initiatives that are responsive to the needs of the diverse MIT community—faculty, postdoctoral scholars, staff and students alike. Before joining MIT, Weis was the Director of Talent Management, Planning and Programs and Work/Life Consultant for Harvard’s Faculty of Arts and Sciences.   




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