January 17, 2020 – Do you take care of someone who is sick or elderly? Do you know someone who does? This month’s American Association of University Women (AAUW) Meeting on Saturday, January 18th focuses on “Caring for the Caregiver.” Guest speakers are Carolyn Seyler, RN, Director of One Source, and Jennifer Wilkerson, attorney and Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law specialist. They will discuss the emotional as well as legal and planning aspects of caregiving, with emphasis on what should be evaluated and established for current and future needs.

Carolyn Seyler leads One Source, a volunteer organization that provides various services aimed at empowering caregivers. Among the services, volunteers will offer caregivers respite by helping out in their homes or providing support outside the home to help lessen the toll that caregiving can have on caregivers. With some 35 years of experience in nursing, community health, long-term and skilled nursing care, Seyler has worked with most of the larger corporations throughout the State of California as the Statewide Quality Assurance Clinical Director. She earned her BS degree in Nursing from the University of San Francisco and has a Master’s degree in Health Education from San Francisco State University.

Jennifer Wilkerson’s practice focuses on comprehensive estate planning that includes innovative strategies to protect her clients’ assets and plan for the successful distribution of their estate. For senior clients, estate planning includes planning for care needs in later years. Wilkerson addresses a wide array of topics such as where to live, what kind of help you might need, how to avoid being swindled, and deciding who will assure the final distribution of your estate. A graduate of the University of Cincinnati with a degree in social work, Wilkerson earned a law degree from Northwestern University of Law and has been certified as a Specialist in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law.

The meeting will be held at Peace Lutheran Church, 828 West Main Street, Grass Valley, on Saturday, January 18th, at 9:30 – 11:30 am (program begins at 10:00 am). It is free and open to everyone. AAUW membership is open to individuals with an associate, baccalaureate or higher degree from a qualified educational institution. For individuals interested in participating in branch interest groups and other activities, but who have not had the opportunity to complete a degree, the Nevada County Branch offers “Friends of AAUW” membership. For more than 75 years, the AAUW Nevada County Branch has been striving to advance equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research. For more information: nevadacounty-ca.aauw.net or call 530-470-9395.