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PRESS RELEASE / ANNOUNCEMENTS Monday, March 26, 2018

April 2018 Lecture - ‘Caregiver Respite Options: A Vehicle for Self Care’

Santa Barbara, CA, March 26, 2018 – Santa Barbara Village and the University Club of Santa Barbara announce the ‘‘Caregiver Respite Options: A Vehicle for Self Care” presentation that will take place Tuesday, April 10, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. at the University Club of Santa Barbara, 1332 Santa Barbara St., 93101. Kendra L. Webster, MSW, Executive Director, Coast Caregiver Resource Center, will be the featured speaker. The Empowered Aging Monthly Lecture Series takes place on the second Tuesday of each month at the University Club and is free and open to the public. Seating is limited, so reservations are requested prior to the scheduled presentation.

Ms. Webster will discuss the various types of respite care that are available in the Santa Barbara community and provide an overview of why self-care is critical to the health and wellbeing of caregivers. She has over 20 years of experience with older adults, their families and caregivers. Prior to her current position of Executive Director of Coast Caregiver Resource Center, a program of Cottage Rehabilitation Hospital, she was a Family Consultant, Education & Training Coordinator and the Clinical Manager for the Del Mar Caregiver Resource Center.

Santa Barbara Village is a nonprofit, virtual community of seniors and volunteers helping one another successfully age-in-place in Santa Barbara, Goleta and Carpinteria. One of almost 200 ‘virtual’ villages across the nation, Santa Barbara Village delivers a strong blend of support, services, volunteering and social opportunity that builds community while keeping area seniors engaged. Carol Spungen, Advisory Board Member says: “The ‘Empowered Aging Series’ is a way to provide educational opportunities to help seniors stay current, knowledgeable and involved in their communities. We are excited to partner with the University Club of Santa Barbara to share relevant topics.”

To make reservations by Monday, April 9th, ‘‘Caregiver Respite Options: A Vehicle for Self Care”, or for more information about Santa Barbara Village and the Empowered Aging Monthly Lecture Series, contact Cyndi Pipes, Santa Barbara Village Coordinator at (805) 729-5038 or email coordinator@sbvillage.org.

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