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Join Bridge Lunch Break discussion on elder caregiving

November lunch break

Bridge Michigan invites readers to join us Tuesday, Nov. 16, for the latest in our monthly Bridge Lunch Break series. We will discuss Michigan's elder caregiving crisis and potential solutions, including what challenges of paid and unpaid elder caregivers, what the shortage of caregivers means for the state, training for family members who find themselves thrust into (but unprepared for) a caregiving role and an examination of policy-oriented solutions.

This event is in partnership with the New York & Michigan Solutions Journalism Collaborative, which was formed this year by more than 30 media, academic and community organizations, including Bridge Michigan. This project is supported by the Solutions Journalism Network.


We’ll be joined by Paula Duren, founder of Universal Dementia Caregivers; Christine Vanlandingham, chief operating officer for the state’s Region IV Area Agency on Aging; and Dr. Clare Luz, associate professor at the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine.

This hour-long discussion will be moderated by Bridge Michigan reporter Ted Roelofs and will take place from noon to 1 p.m. 

Please fill out our Lunch Break registration form to be sent a calendar invitation to the event, including the Zoom link. This registration form also includes an opportunity to submit questions for our guest speakers. Pull up a chair, grab your lunch and join us for this interesting and interactive discussion.

Bridge’s Lunch Break monthly series focuses on timely topics facing our state. Previous discussions this year include Bridge’s coverage plans for 2021, coronavirus vaccine distribution, openness in Michigan government, COVID-19’s impact on higher education, the status of Michigan’s redistricting process, Michigan’s recent labor pipeline struggles, the impact of climate change in Michigan, youth mental health in Michigan Bridge’s tenth anniversary, and COVID mandates and K-12 education

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How to join this live Zoom discussion

To be invited to participate in this hour discussion, please complete this form and we’ll send you the link via a Google Calendar invitation to your email inbox. You can also pre-submit your questions to our team on this form.

To learn more about how to join a Zoom meeting, watch this short video below. Zoom is free to use, and you can use the video call function on your computer, tablet or phone, or you can call into the meeting using the conference line function.

To regularly receive advance notification of what our nonprofit newsroom is planning and receive member-exclusive benefits — such as free Bridge event tickets, copies of our bimonthly Bridge Book Club selections and more — become a Bridge Club member today. Member support allows us to offer engagement opportunities like this Lunch Break series.  

We look forward to talking with you on November 16!

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