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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.
WNPV AM 1440 Saturday morning was a beautiful time for WNPV's Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway at Cardinal Camera in Quakertown! We gave away over $4,000 in prizes including three Grand Prizes of family 4-packs of tickets to Knoebel's Amusement Park in Elysburg. Saturday's Grand Prize winners were: Philip Schanz of Lansdale, Elaine Waters of Horsham, and Gloria Woodland of Lansdale. Maybe you'll win the Grand Prize at our next one!
WNPV AM 1440 Did you miss this week's "Regarding Your Money" show with George Toth? If so, you MUST tune in to "Chestnut Investment Attitudes" on Saturday at 9:10 AM! George has a very special guest, Michael Morsch, and they discuss the music of the 1970s! A very different show than usual ... so be sure to check it out at 1440 AM!
WNPV AM 1440 Make your plans today to attend WNPV's next Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaway on Saturday, July 26, 2014, at 11 AM, at Cardinal Camera, on northbound Route 309 at the Route 313/663 intersection, in Quakertown! We are giving away almost $4,000 in prizes including Grand Prizes of family 4-packs of tickets to Knoebel's Amusement Park! We're getting down to the end of our run so take advantage of this opportunity to win your share! Plus, you'll get to meet Barry Papiernik, host of "The BuxMont Business Journal" heard Mondays on WNPV-1440 AM.
WNPV AM 1440 Did you win tickets to see ZZ Top at Musikfest in Bethlehem at one of WNPV's Summer Spectacular Ticket Giveaways? If so, you must call me ASAP. ZZ Top has cancelled their concert and Musikfest is making other tickets available as replacements but I must make the arrangements immediately before the other concerts are sold out. Call me (Linda) at 215-855-8211 and give me the seat numbers of your tickets. We will talk about the available options when you call.
WNPV AM 1440 Tomorrow is the third Saturday of July and that means that you should tune to 1440 AM at 11 AM for Mike Bruckner and "Premium Coverage!" This week he has a special guest ... Lawrence Merkel who was a Lt. Colonel with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
WNPV AM 1440 Be sure to tune in to 1440 AM tomorrow (Saturday) at 8 AM for "Real Simple Retirement," a new program featuring Mark Kemp and Todd Little of Kemp-Harvest Financial in Harleysville.

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