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Family Caregiver Support Group meeting in Palmerton

Published September 15. 2012 09:02AM

Palmerton Hospital Adult Day Services at Blue Mountain Health System will hold its Family Caregiver Support Group on Wednesday, Sept. 26, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Palmerton Health Center at 217 Franklin Avenue in Palmerton.

From 6-7 p.m., speaker, Maria Owens, home care consultant from Caring Senior Services, will present "Safety Aspects in the Home." Owens will discuss services and safety care products to make sure your loved one can remain safely at home. A group discussion from 7-8 p.m. will follow.

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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