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Support group slated in Palmerton

Published January 02. 2013 05:02PM

Palmerton Hospital Adult Day Services at Blue Mountain Health System will hold its Family Caregiver Support Group on Wednesday, Jan. 23, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Palmerton Health Center at 217 Franklin Avenue in Palmerton.

From 6-7 p.m., speaker Lisa Snyder, Director of Woodlawn Memorial Park, will discuss burial pre-arrangements. Snyder will explain how pre-arrangements can lower the cost of burial expenses and help to lessen the impact of bereavement on the survivors. Attendees will receive a complimentary Personal Planning Estate Portfolio. Imagine the peace of mind of knowing "it's all been taken care of . . . " 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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