974 Summer 2020 Caregiving 101: Creating a Plan
Tuesday, 9:40–11:05, July 14
Instructor: Katherine E. Ponds
No matter where you are in the journey of family caregiving—just beginning to anticipate a need, helping to coordinate a big move, or taking care of a family member full-time—having a good framework to help guide both you and your loved one will make the process easier. This session will provide a framework to help make plans to care for friends, family members, or loved ones. An opportunity to connect with other family caregivers, exchange tips and advice, and learn about available resources will be provided.
Katherine Ponds has a diverse background that encompasses leadership roles in for-profit, non-profit, and public sector organizations. With over 20 years in the career and talent management sector, Ms Ponds currently serves as Executive Vice President for Meridian Resources Inc., a career and talent management consulting firm, overseeing prodeuct development, marketing, and relationship management. In addition to her professional career, Ms. Ponds also serves as a volunteer Community Ambassador and Speaker’s Bureau representative for AARP. In this capacity, she represents AARP at various community events where she frequently speaks on a variety of topis including, job search and career development for individuals 50 years of age and older. The insights and expertise Ms. Ponds brings to AARP reflect not only her knowledge and expertise associated with talent and career management, but also her personal experience as a volunteer board member for a variety of non-profit organizations, including the Military Officers Association of America Foundation Board.