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Family Support Group to meet Wednesday

Published November 16. 2012 05:02PM

Palmerton Hospital Adult Day Services at Blue Mountain Health System will hold its Family Caregiver Support Group on Wednesday, Nov. 28, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Palmerton Health Center at 217 Franklin Avenue in Palmerton.

From 6-7 p.m., guest speakers Wendy Hollar and Cheryl Lehman from UDS Independent Living Services, will present an Informational session about In-Home Non-Medical Personal Care Services, including assistance with walking and exercise, bathing and dressing, meal preparation, laundry, shopping/errands, transportation, respite for caregivers and night time monitoring. A group discussion will follow from 7-8 p.m.

The support group centers on caregivers tending to family members with Alzheimers, stroke, dementia, Parkinsons, or other physical or mental disabilities. The group focuses on free education and community support from other caregivers who really do understand your daily obligations.

Attendees are invited to share comments, suggestions and ideas to help support each other and nurture friendships while learning to cope with the 24 hour-a-day job that can be physically and emotionally exhausting to the caregiver.

Meetings are free and open to the public. Care is available for your loved one during the meeting and light refreshments will be available. For more information and to register, please call (610) 826-1160.

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