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Athens Library and OU-COM sponsor Caregiver Series

Weekly seminars will inform and assist the elderly and their caregivers

WHAT:

April 2008 Spring Caregiver Series

Five 45-minute presentations with Q&A sessions designed to provide resources and answers for the issues facing elder Americans and their caregivers.

 

WHO: This program is for the elderly and their caregivers

 

WHEN AND WHERE:

Every Wednesday in April, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Athens Public Library, 30 Home St., Athens, Ohio

April 2:      Resources for the Caregiver

April 9:      Legal Issues

April 16:    Making Tough Decisions

April 23:    Physical Activity

April 30:    Dealing with the Health Care System

 

WHY:

The Caregiver Series returns to the Athens Public Library after many requests from the community, providing information about and examining a variety of issues facing the elderly, ranging from power of attorney, living wills, what is healthful exercise for the elderly to what Medicare/Medicaid will pay for and not, and how to get the most out of physician visits.

 

“The topics we chose were the topics that were most asked for,” said Ellen Peterson, geriatric education coordinator at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine (OU-COM).

 

“We’ve devised this series for the elderly, but it’s just as valuable for caregivers that could be part of the sandwich generation — those who are still raising children but have aging parents.”

 

Sponsored by the Athens Public Library, OU-COM, College of Health and Human Services and the Western Reserve Geriatric Education Center. Refreshment served.



 
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