The Caregiver Community

Hosted ByFrances Hall

Navigating the frequently mysterious, sometimes frightening, and often humorous world of caregiving. If you are juggling the needs of spouses, children, step-children, pets, work, volunteer activities and parents and in-laws, this show is for you!

Navigating the Health Media Landscape: 
Tips for Older Adults and Their Caregivers

Today we have more health information at our fingertips than ever before, but how do we take that information in and make sense of it? Today’s discussion looks at health information delivered by broadcast, online, and in print.

In this episode, host Frances Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity, Adult Children of Aging Parents is joined by:

Dr. Mary Tucker-McLaughlin, an associate professor and researcher at East Carolina University’s School of Communication. Mary’s area of research is Mass Communication and its implications for public health. She is a former television news producer and public relations specialist with more than 25 years of Mass Communication experience.

Ms. Karen Summey serves as Project Manager for ACAPcommunity and a Catawba County resident. She holds a Master’s Degree in Educational Media and completed additional graduate work in Professional Communication at East Carolina University. Her research has focused primarily on Health Literacy and Health Communication.

This episode of The Caregiver Community is made possible by our sponsor, Pace @ Home in Hickory, NC.

While providing care for her mother, Frances S. Hall, Founder and Executive Director of ACAPcommunity began ACAP as a monthly educational support program for fellow faculty and staff on a small NC university campus, then transitioned the program into a nationally-unique, community-impact nonprofit model in 2012.  With a master’s degree in higher education administration and a 30+-year career in higher education and nonprofits, Frances continues to lead the growing organization as it continues to provide information, resources support, and community for adult children and others who care for older loved ones.