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Ursuline Launches 3-Part Speaker Series Sept. 20
Renowned Pitt Distinguished Service Professor to Kickoff Ursuline Talks! 2017

Dr. Richard Schulz, internationally renowned researcher on aging and caregiving and a Distinguished Service Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, will kickoff Ursuline Talks! 2017: “Caregivers, Caregiving … and Common Threads”, Wednesday, Sept. 20 at Calvary Episcopal Church, 315 Shady Ave., in Shadyside.

Also included in the stellar lineup of speakers are Dr. Theresa Brown, author of The New York Times bestseller, “The Shift: One Nurse, Twelve Hours, Four Patients’ Lives” on Oct. 13 and Nikolas Jintri, a performer and philosopher who challenges audiences to explore spiritual, social and practical concepts through storytelling, music and illusion on Nov. 15. Each event begins at 6:15 p.m. with registration and refreshments, followed by speakers’ presentation starting at 7 p.m.

In his talk, Dr. Schulz will discuss the prevalence of caregivers in society (how many there are, who they are and to whom they provide care); the health effects of caregiving; and a discussion of caregiving policy for the United States. Dr. Schulz was chair of a National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine committee that recently released a 297-page report titled “Families Caring for An Aging America.”

“Ursuline is proud and honored to have Dr. Rich Schulz open our inaugural speaker series,” said

Ursuline Executive Director Tony Turo. “As a highly respected researcher in his field, Dr. Schulz
will bring much to a discussion of the role of caregivers, both professional and lay, and the impact caregiving is having on the overall health and wellbeing of society.”

Mr. Turo added that the following two speakers will provide additional and unique perspectives to this important issue, with the first, Dr. Brown, presenting her thoughts on professional caregivers and their relationship to those needing support (including loved ones). The third speaker, Mr. Jintri, will both entertain and inform those who have been or could be in the future thrust into the role of caregivers.

Among the sponsors and supporters of Ursuline Talks! 2017 are the Women of Calvary-Calvary Episcopal Church, UPMC Health Plan, the Alzheimer’s Association, Community Life, Family Services of Western Pennsylvania, the Jewish Healthcare Foundation and D’Alessandro Funeral Home.

Tickets for each presentation are $20 apiece; Series tickets can be purchased for $50 each. Also being offered are up to three social work Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for a one-time cost of $10. For more information or to register, visit www.ursulinesupportservices.org.

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