School of Nursing Presents Conference to Help Caregivers with Strategies to Stay Healthy
Family caregivers are unsung heroes in health care, providing medical and emotional support for loved ones, often at the expense of their own well being.
"We have this unpaid and unknown workforce of family caregivers who provide most of the care, with support from professionals and paraprofessionals," said Diana Morris, executive director of the University Center on Aging and Health and associate professor at the Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing. "If we don't keep caregivers healthy, then not only does the person needing care suffer, we also have someone else in bad health."
Knowing where to start when it comes to taking charge of their health can be difficult for caregivers managing multiple responsibilities from full-time jobs to childcare to running a household.
On Thursday, April 23, the 18th Annual Florence Cellar Conference, sponsored by the center, the nursing school, and the Western Reserve Geriatric Education Center at Case Western Reserve, will offer strategies and advice for professionals and caregivers facing these challenges. Read more.
Due to a critical shortage of blood this time of year, the American Red Cross has scheduled two blood drives on campus. The drives are scheduled for 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Wednesday, April 22, and from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursday, April 23. Both sessions will be held in Nord Hall, Room 310. Donors can schedule an appointment online by entering sponsor code CaseWestern.
On April 22—Earth Day—400 Bon Appétit cafés across the country will participate in Low Carbon Diet Day, proving that low carbon eating can help the planet and be delicious too. The management company provides food and dining services at Case Western Reserve. Diners will have an opportunity to experience low carbon dining first hand. Learn more.
Repairs will be done on the Adelbert Road sewer beginning today. The work, which will last for approximately one week, will take place from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The northbound lanes will be closed and traffic will alternate on the southbound lane. All RTA buses and large trucks will be rerouted to Cornell Road.
For Faculty and Staff
In an effort to support the university's sustainability program, Distribution Services is no longer offering FedEx paper airbills to customers. The department has established online shipping with FedEx, which will enable the processing of shipments online, completing customs documents, and downloading shipment reports. Departments interested in obtaining FedEx online shipping abilities should call Darlene Hall at 368-2565 or Crystal Campbell at 368-1354.
Final exam schedules are available in the Faculty Center in SIS. Please review and send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org. If your course meets in a room controlled by the University Registrar's office, it has been scheduled into the same room for the exam (or a different room upon the instructor's request). If your course does not meet in a room controlled by the University Registrar's office, you will need to reserve the room yourself with the normal scheduler of that room. If you have special needs, such as requiring a larger room or multiple rooms for your exam and have not already notified the registrar, please contact the office as soon as possible.
All economics students and econ enthusiasts are invited to attend the Student-Faculty Spring Barbecue, hosted by the Economics Honor Society, from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, April 24, at the Village at 115 behind House 4. Food and games will be available.
Attention science, engineering and mathematics students: Applications are being accepted for the inaugural cohort of Gelfand Science and Engineering Fellows. Gelfand Fellows will earn $14 an hour by working with Cleveland middle and high school students during the 2009-2010 academic year as they prepare projects for school and regional science fairs. Contact James Bader or Nancy DiIulio for more information.
The Pre-Dental Student Association is hosting a Dental Student Panel at 6:30 p.m. tonight in the 1914 Lounge. Students will be able to ask current dental students questions. Representatives from each class year are scheduled to be available so that undergraduate students can ask questions ranging from getting into dental school to choosing a specialty.
"Fulbrights for One or Two," a discussion featuring Louise McKinney, professor of law, will take place from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, April 29, in the Toepfer Room, Adelbert Hall. This will be an informal talk about her Fulbright Scholar experiences in Botswana and Kenya. She also will discuss how she and her husband arranged coinciding Fulbrights. Lunch will be provided. RSVP to Lois Langell by e-mail or by phone at 368-4342 by April 24.
A discussion on "Models in Brown: Refashioning African American Women in Early Post World War II America" will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Thursday April 23, in Mather House 100. Laila Haidarali, the inaugural fellow in the Postdoctoral Fellowship in African-American Studies at Case Western Reserve, will give the talk. Contact Kalli Vimr at 368-2625.
Case in Point will hold its spring concert at 8 p.m., Thursday, April 23, in Strosacker Auditorium. The program will feature seven new songs, as well as old favorites. Solstice will open the show. The concert is free and refreshments will be available.
The views and opinions of those invited to speak on campus do not necessarily reflect the views of the university administration or any other segment of the university community.
Data Center Renovations
The final phases of the data center renovation project involve moving individual data servers, which may result in periodic planned outages for some information technology services. Server and application administrators will alert affected users.
- LDAP Server relocation, no Outage anticipated
- HSMC Firewalls, myHealthConnect.case.edu offline
Tuesday, April 21:
- Undergraduate Admissions online registration unavailable
- HTMLdb services unavailable
- Marketing and Communications File Server unavailable
Wednesday, April 22:
- Crawford Call Managers (Redundant set at KSL)
- Reduced call volume