Monthly brown bag session on caregiving to feature Radford University expertise

Radford University's Interprofessional Gerontology Consortium (IGC) will host Caregiver Support, a monthly brown-bag lunch series for faculty, staff and their families as well as the general public.

Attendance is free. The group will meet monthly in Heth 103 on the first Wednesday of each month from noon to 1 p.m. The first session will be June 8.

The group is designed to provide caregivers of aging parents and loved ones resources and insight into how to successfully manage the everyday demands of caregiving.

"Professionals from all fields will come together in the brown-bag series for an opportunity to share their expertise with the community in gerontology-the study of the social, psychological, cognitive and biological aspects of aging," said IGC chair Virginia Burggraf, graduate program director for the School of Nursing and the Marcella J. Griggs Distinguished Professor in Gerontological Nursing.

The IGC brings faculty together from the Colleges of Business and Economics, Education and Human Development, Visual and Performing Arts and Humanities and Behavioral Sciences as well as the Waldron College of Health and Human Services. Among the disciplines that will provide support to caregivers will be nursing, business, occupational therapy, music therapy, physical therapy, counselor education, social work and psychology.

For more information, contact Burggraf at (540) 831-7714 or

May 26, 2016