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September 12. 2013 2:48PM
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As part of its Coffee & Conversation series, the Social Justice Committee of St. Therese’s Church, Shavertown is conducting a two-part program for seniors and their caregivers to recognize issues facing loved ones as they age and to focus on resources that can help.

The first program, “Local Senior Resources: A Primer,” will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 9. Colleen Jones, care manager from the Area Agency on Aging, will present information on local resources and organizations available to assist seniors with in-home support, family caregiver support, housing, legal assistance and more.

The second program, “Compassionate Senior Care: Looking Out for Our Loved Ones,” will be held at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Guest speaker will be James Siberski, MS, CMC, Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Gerontology Education and Director of the Geriatric Care Management Program at Misericordia University. He will offer tips for family members and caregivers.

Both programs will be held in Fr. Sammons Hall in the church basement and are free and open to the public.

For more information, call the rectory at 696-1144.

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