Free luncheon honors caregivers for service


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Caregivers for relatives or others often work behind the scenes and neglect their own well-being while shouldering stressful responsibilities. A University of Louisville event during National Family Caregivers Month is intended to thank them.

    UofL’s Kent School of Social Work and Office of Community Engagement are offering a free caregiver luncheon Nov. 7 to show appreciation for Louisville-area people who tend to others and to remind them to safeguard their own health. The 11 a.m.-2 p.m. event will be at the Muhammad Ali Center, 144 N. Sixth St., in downtown Louisville.

    Civic leader Alice Houston, co-founder, president and owner of Louisville-based logistics services provider Houston-Johnson Inc., will speak at the luncheon about “Caregiving: An Unselfish Act of Love.”

    Vendors from health care agencies will provide information about their services and home care products.

    Judy Hughes
    Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.