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Elder Care Summit

medical-symbolThe Greater North Penn Collaborative for Health and Human Services held its Fifth Annual Community Summit Tuesday to look at the challenges of elder caregiving. Organization President Dave Crosson says aging parents moved in with their children at one time, but the needed resources are no longer available at home.  He says everyone wants to do what’s best, but we need to see things from their point of view.

“Imagine the dramatic move of taking someone’s keys.  I don’t want to give up my keys, and I can’t imagine the point in time when I will want that to happen, but we need to put ourselves in their shoes and understand that feeling as we’re trying to bring on their care.”

MetLife Senior Gerontologist Kathy O’Brien says many people are working while providing care, and it can be stressful.

“People are living much longer and you’re going to have more employees in the workplace that will be providing care.  Caregiving is a very emotional issue, and people are often trying to juggle work and Caregiving and family responsibilities at home.”

O’Brien says caregiving affects family members financially as well as emotionally because they quit their jobs or go to part-time, and it hurts their own retirement preparation.  Charles Puchta is co-founder of Aging America Resources.  He says the responsibility and emotion of caring for an aging parent can be very challenging.

“We always hear the term caregiver burnout.  Caregivers give so much because they want the best for their loved ones, and they find their own health deteriorating.  Everybody’s plates are full today, so we’ve got to reach out to the community for resources.  As we said earlier today, it takes a village.”

He says caregivers should tap into resources and find people who can help.  Jane Meier-Hamilton is a Gwynedd Valley-based nurse who says caregivers must care for themselves as well as their loved one.

“The energy that we have for Caregiving and all of those other roles comes from within us, and we’ve got to respect that and honor the fact that there are seasons in our lives or cycles in our energy, and recognize that we have to care for ourselves just as well as we care for that other person.”

Meier-Hamilton says you can’t give care if you’re out of action yourself.  The WNPV talk program Comment Please by Univest was broadcast live from the summit.
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Derrick UPDATE ON BUDWEISER CLYDESDALES: The Clydesdales will be in town this Saturday 9/5, from approximately 3pm - 5pm. The exact route they will be taking is listed below, and if you are interested in seeing them it is highly suggested to line the sidewalks of the parade route by 3:30pm, depending on what part of the route you choose. Starting Point: N. Broad St. and E. Court St. · Stop at Puck deliver case of Bud · Make right turn onto Shewell Ave · Stop by Lilly’s and Honey · Make right turn onto Doyle St. · Stop at Amber Inn – deliver case of Bud · Make Left turn onto N. Broad St. · Make right turn onto Atkinson · Make right turn onto Veterans Lane · Pass OOKA · Stop at Farm House – deliver case of Bud · Make right turn on N. Main St. · Stop at MOMS deliver case of Bud · Stop at Chambers deliver case of Bud · Stop at Finney’s delver case of Bud · Stop at Stephanies deliver case of Bud · Make left turn on E. Oakland St. · Stop and Bobby Simone’s and Meannachor Club deliver case of Bud · Make right turn on Pine ST. · Make right turn on E. Ashland St. · Make left on S. Main St. · Stop at Muggs deliver case of Bud · Cut through Bank · Make right on S. Clinton St. · Stop at Station Tap House deliver case of Bud · Make right on W. Oakland · Make left on S. Main · Make left on W. State St. · Stop at Doyelstown Inn deliver case Bud · Stop at Toyo · Stop at Pag’s Pub / Paganini deliver case of Bud · Stop at Penn Tap Room deliver case of Bud · Stop at Knight House / 86 west deliver case of Bud · Stop in front on Mesquito Grille deliver case of Bud · Make right on W. Court St. · Stop at Villa Capri deliver case of Bud · Make left on N. Main St. · Make right on N. Broad St. · Make right on E. Court St. · Load up and leave · Trucks will make a left on N. Main St. to leave town
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