Watch Bridge’s Lunch Break about Michigan’s eldercare crisis
Bridge Michigan’s monthly Lunch Break series continued Wednesday with a discussion on the causes of Michigan’s elder caregiving crisis and an exploration of solutions.
If you missed Tuesday’s chat, you can watch it on demand below.
Bridge Michigan reporter Ted Roelofs was joined by Paula Duren, founder of Universal Dementia Caregivers, Christine Vanlandingham, chief operating officer for the Region IV Area Agency on Aging, and Clare Luz, associate professor at the MSU College of Osteopathic Medicine for an hour-long discussion.
This event was in partnership with the New York & Michigan Solutions Journalism Collaborative, which was formed this year by more than 30 media, academic and community organizations, including Bridge Michigan. This project is supported by the Solutions Journalism Network.
Bridge’s Lunch Break monthly series focuses on timely topics facing our state. Previous discussions this year have centered on Bridge’s coverage plans for 2021, coronavirus vaccine distribution, openness in Michigan government, COVID-19’s impact on higher education, the status of Michigan’s redistricting process, Michigan’s recent labor pipeline struggles, the impact of climate change in Michigan, youth mental health in Michigan Bridge’s tenth anniversary, and COVID mandates and K-12 education.
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Lunch Break will resume in January 2022.
- Watch Bridge’s Lunch Break discussion on youth mental health in Michigan
- Watch Bridge’s Lunch Break discussion on COVID mandates, K-12 education in Michigan
- Watch Bridge's Lunch Break discussion on impact of climate change in Michigan
- Watch Bridge's Lunch Break discussion on Michigan labor pipeline struggles
- Watch Bridge's Lunch Break discussion on Michigan redistricting process
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