With a national day devoted solely to the scrumptious and sugary-sweet strings of love dawning tomorrow – is your calendar bursting with peppy pink hearts, yet? – affection, in all its syrupy forms, is probably simmering somewhere close to the surface of your thoughts – even if all the cotton-candy commercialism has skipped your heart. But genuine love is truly special; love is love, even the kind gussied up on cardboard hearts. In the spirit of the season – minus the chocolate tummy ache – the Library’s Boom Time Series will discuss the role of providing love and care for ill and aging family members in the hectic schedules of life. Join a series of both experts and families this Wednesday, February 15th at 6pm for My Life as a Lifeline.
Odds are 1 in 3 that the responsibility of family care-giving will affect your life in any given year, and this only increases as we – and those we love – follow the natural path of aging. Providing care for a loved one – and perhaps being faced with difficult care decisions – is a challenge that many boomers will experience this year. Ease the burden on yourself and those you love by talking with folks who from the frontlines of many different care services. Share in the experiences of other families, as well as expert advice from care professionals including Dr. Jane Thibault, gerontologist and author of No Act of Love is Ever Wasted, AARP Prepare to Care outreach staffer, Rita Combs-Sterrett and Mauri Malka, Director of Klein Older Adult Services at Jewish Family and Career Services. With a combination of professional advice and personal tips, My Life as a Lifeline is designed to help families make loving life choices that foster both help and health.
My Life as a Lifeline is part of February’s Boom Time theme of My Other Life – Three Perspectives, programs geared towards reflecting on the multi-faceted alter-egos of the baby boomer generation and how to maximize the gateway to golden years to the fullest potential. The My Life as a Lifeline discussion will be held at the Library’s Main branch at 6pm and will be followed by a question and answer session. Mail your Valentines and wear your heart on your sleeve; love - in all its forms – is a challenge worth every sweet drop of candy and care.
The Louisville Free Public Library’s Main branch is located at 301 York Street
For more information about the Boom Time Series, visit the event page 
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