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UPMC for Life Hosts Caregiving Event


PITTSBURGH (Nov. 16, 2015) – UPMC for Life is helping caregivers learn how to care for themselves as well as their loved ones, in an exclusive caregiver event, Tuesday, Nov. 17, 2015, at the Circuit Center on the South Side.

Highlight of the event will be a discussion by Richard K. Morycz, PhD, of the University of Pittsburgh titled, "Family Caregiving: The Good, the Bad and the Burdened.” Dr. Morycz is an associate professor of Psychiatry, Medicine, and Social Work at the University of Pittsburgh with over 42 years of experience in the field of aging. Family caregiving has been a consistent focus for his clinical work, program development, research, and publications.

Visitors can also learn about the various caregiver services available in the community, and be encouraged by fellow caregivers who understand the joys and burdens of caring for loved ones at home. A Q&A session will follow Dr. Morycz’s talk.

November is “National Family Caregivers Month.”

The event begins at 1 p.m. at the Circuit Center, 5 Hot Metal Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15203.


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UPMC Health Plan, headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., is among the nation’s fastest-growing health plans. It is owned by UPMC, a world-renowned health care provider. As part of an integrated health care delivery system, UPMC Health Plan is committed to providing its members better health, more financial security, and the peace of mind they deserve.  UPMC Health Plan partners with UPMC and community network providers to produce a combination of knowledge and expertise that provides the highest quality care at the most affordable price. The UPMC Insurance Services Division – which includes UPMC Health Plan, UPMC WorkPartners, LifeSolutions, UPMC for Life, UPMC for You, UPMC for Kids, Askesis, and Community Care Behavioral Health — offers a full range of group health insurance, Medicare, Special Needs, CHIP, Medical Assistance, behavioral health, employee assistance, and workers' compensation products and services to over 2.7 million members. Our local provider network includes UPMC as well as community providers, totaling more than 125 hospitals and more than 11,500 physicians throughout Pennsylvania and parts of Ohio, West Virginia, and Maryland. For more information, visit www.upmchealthplan.com.