In October, the Central Arkansas Library System (CALS) will offer programs designed to help family caregivers. Sandie Lubin, Education Director at UAMS’s Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging, will share tips on planning for family care during trips by the caregiver in "Who’s Taking Care of Mom While I’m Gone?" The sessions are free and open to the public, and no reservations are required to attend.

The program is set for the Nixon Library, 703 W. Main St., Jacksonville (501-457-5038) Monday, Oct. 21, 10 a.m.

As the country’s population is aging, more adult children are caring for their aging parents and are faced with making decisions about care while maintaining jobs outside the home or living away from their parents. UAMS’s Schmieding Home Caregiver Training Program emphasizes a holistic approach to caring for older adults using the 3 H’s (Heart, Head, and Hands) approach to caregiver education for both paid caregivers and family members providing care.