Healthy Aging Series

Healthy Aging Series — “The Economics of Informal Care”

April 4 - 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Capitol Lakes Retirement Community, 333 W. Main Street, Madison, WI 53703
Cost: Free

About the event

Long-term care can be an expensive reality of aging in the U.S. to both families and social programs, and many of these costs go unacknowledged in the form of unpaid “informal” care and caregiver burnout. Join a discussion that explores the role of informal care in understanding the economic decisions of elderly Americans, as well as the future of social insurance policies — particularly in light of changing demographic pressures.


Corina Mommaerts, assistant professor, UW–Madison’s Department of Economics

About the speaker

Mommaerts’s work focuses on the economics of aging and health, including the role of informal care in the economic decisions of older Americans, the insurance value of family members, and the role of cognitive decline in economic decision-making. Her work has been supported by the National Institute on Aging, the National Science Foundation, the Sloan Foundation, and the Social Security Administration.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration is strongly recommended!

Free parking is available in the ramp across the street from the building’s main entrance. You will need to pull a parking ticket and take it to the lecture, where Capitol Lakes staff will validate it for you before you leave.

Questions? Contact Joe D’Amato at or 1-608-308-5537.

Brought to you by WAA and the Capitol Lakes Retirement Community.

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