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Caregiver Care Program - How to Decide to Move Toward Palliative Care
Caregiver Care Program at Medfield Senior Center: “How to Decide to Move Toward Palliative Care”
WHEN: February 28, 2013
9:30am – Coffee
10am – 11:30am – Skill building session
11:30am-12:30pm - Lunch
Medfield Senior Center, One Ice House Road
Medfield, MA 02052
- Pamela Fishman, LSW, CHP-SW, Natick Visiting Nurse Association Social Worker
- Roberta Lynch, RN, Medfield Senior Center Director
- Cheryl Lavallee, LICSW, Medfield Senior Center Outreach Social Worker
- Juanita Allen Kingsley, Century Health Systems Director of Business Development
Caregiver Care, a program designed by Century Health Systems and the Medfield Council on Aging, aims to serve family caregivers in the MetroWest area. It was designed to provide support and technical skills to individuals who provide care to a family member or friend without compensation.
Pamela Fishman, LSW, Certified Hospice & Palliative Care Social Worker, will discuss palliative care, including what it is; the differences between palliative care and hospice care; who may qualify for palliative care; the benefits of palliative care; and more.
Additionally, Pamela will facilitate a Q&A discussion for attendees.
The Caregiver Care Program is available through grants provided by the Tufts Health Plan Foundation.
There is no fee to attend, but registration is required. To reserve space, call 508-359-3665 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Century Health Systems is located at 209 West Central Street, Suite 316, Natick, Mass., 01760. For additional information, call 508-651-1786 or visit www.centuryhealth.org.
About Century Health Systems: Since 2001, Century Health Systems (Century Health) has provided high-quality, innovative health education and wellness programs to the Boston MetroWest community. Its programs aim to meet the needs of individuals of all ages – from pre-school to seniors – and cover such areas as professional health and safety training; public health consultations; corporate wellness; school and early childhood programming; and recreation. Along with its affiliates, The Natick Visiting Nurse Association and New century Homecare Services, Century Health provides a true continuum of care throughout the communities it serves.
More About The Center at Medfield
Opened in 2008, The Center at Medfield is an event space featuring two classrooms, several meeting rooms, a banquet hall, a caterer's kitchen and an outdoor patio, and hosts all the activities and programs of the Medford Council on Aging. Regularly scheduled activities include quilting classes, exercise and yoga classes, board and card games and more. The Center may also be rented for private events, preferably with a majority adult guest list. Visit its website for facility and rental information.