Posted Online: Dec. 12, 2012, 12:49 pm
Alternatives for the Older Adult to host monthly educational programs
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Press release submitted by Alternatives for the Older Adult
Communication tips, stopping elder abuse and home health equipment: Caregivers offered free educational programs.
Alternatives for the Older Adult will host monthly educational programs, better known as "Brown Bag Lunch and Learns" for caregivers. Attendees may bring a lunch and listen to presentations that will help them with their responsibilities of caring for a senior loved one.
"The Brown Bag Lunch and Learns always provide me with some small nugget of information to help me in my role as a caregiver," said Julie Farmer LCSW, Program Director of Alternatives for the Older Adult and caregiver for her 91 year old mother.
These presentations are free to the public and held in the Alternatives' Moline office, located at 1803 7th St.
On January 25th from 12 pm-1 pm Caregiver Counselor Susan Kivisto, LMSW will present "Tips on Communicating with a Physician".
On February 22 from 12 pm-1 pm Protective Services Supervisor and Specialist Jason Dunnett, B.S. will present "Be Safe: Help Spot and Stop Financial Exploitation".
"Financial exploitation is unfortunately an increasingly common form of elder abuse and is costly not just to the senior victims, but those around them as well. Educating seniors, their families, and financial institutions in regards to this growing problem is key to keeping our seniors from becoming the next victims, which can rob one of not just their money, but their dignity as well." Dunnett said.
On March 29th from 12 pm-1 pm Rachel Ehlert, PT, GCS
from Rock Valley Physical Therapy will present "Proper Use of Common Home Health Equipment and Walking Aides".
An R.S.V.P. is suggested, but not required in order to attend these events. For more information please contact Ellen Berberich, Aging Resource Specialist at