Take Note: Nov. is National Caregivers Month, plus Negotiating the “Red Zone”

Profesor Steven Zarit, Penn State; Jennifer Pencek, Penn State’s Center for Women Students
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They call it the “Red Zone.” There are more sexual assaults on U.S. college campuses during this time than at any other time during the school year. WPSU’s Emily Reddy talks with the Penn State Center for Women Students programming coordinator, Jennifer Pencek…but first, November is National Caregivers Month. Family caregivers provide an estimated $450 billion worth of uncompensated care to loved ones each year. But family caregiving comes at a cost. Caregivers experience high stress levels that can lead to physical and mental health problems. WPSU’s Patty Satalia talks with Dr. Steven Zarit, a distinguished professor and head of the Department of Health and Family Studies at Penn State, about ways to reduce caregivers’ stress and improve their health and well-being.


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