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Caregiver Care Program - How to Decide to Move Toward Palliative Care

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WHAT:
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


WHERE:
Medfield Senior Center, One Ice House Road
Medfield, MA 02052


WHO:



  • 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


DETAILS:
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 coamedfieldoutreach@hotmail.com.


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.

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