South Shore Elder Services to hold Caregiver 101

From: South Shore Elder Services
Published: Sun Apr 09 2006

South Shore Elder Services, Inc., a private, non-profit agency in Braintree that provides seniors and caregivers in the South Shore area with valuable resources and services, is offering FREE Caregiver 101 seminars for family caregivers in May and June.

The Family Caregiver Support Program within South Shore Elder Services agency is offering the Caregiver 101 seminars as part of an initiative of the National Family Caregiver Program with support from the Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

The seminars will be held on Wednesday, May 10th and Wednesday, June 7th from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. at South Shore Elder Services office located at 159 Bay State Drive in Braintree. A question and answer session will follow and caregivers will have an opportunity to meet and talk with other caregivers.

Caregiving 101 is intended for all caregivers who are providing daily care to elders 60 years of age or older and for caregivers who are 60 years of age or older and who provide care for adult children with disabilities or who are legally responsible for the care of grandchildren. South Shore Elder Services’ Caregiving 101 provides specific information about resources, support services and programs available throughout the southeast region.

Important caregiver issues that are discussed include:

* Learning how to maintain self-health and well-being by reducing stress and preventing caregiving burnout.

* The free services available to caregivers and how to find a support group.

To register or to obtain more information, please call Donna Ciappina, Caregiver Specialist, at 781-848-3910 ext. 335.

Caregivers who are unable to attend a seminar can call South Shore Elder Services at (781) 848-3910 or (781) 383-9790 and ask for a free home visit and consultation.

"Your Age Info Specialist"

Since 1977, South Shore Elder Services, Inc. has been providing South Shore seniors and caregivers with the resources and services that promote and maintain optimal levels of elder independence.

As one of 27 Aging Services Access Points in Massachusetts, South Shore Elder Services coordinates and provide a wide range of services to elders and caregivers throughout Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate and Weymouth. The agency’s mission is to promote and maintain an optimal level of elder independence through the coordination of resources, advocacy and caregiver support.

Supported in part by the Executive Office of Elder Affairs, South Shore Elder Services is located at 159 Bay State Drive in Braintree, MA. For more information contact (781) 848-3910 or (781) 383-9790 or visit the website at
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Contact Phone: (781) 848-3910

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