As part of an ongoing commitment to provide senior life planning education, Senior Concerns will present a free seminar, “Advice From the Experts: What I’d Wish I’d Known About Caring for An Aging Loved One,” on Tuesday, June 24, 2014, 5:30-7:00 p.m. at Senior Concerns, 401 Hodencamp Road, Thousand Oaks.
This informative and interactive seminar will be presented by Sue Lindemann, founding board member of the Ventura County Alzheimer’s Association, Charna Posin, Senior Advocate for Senior Concerns, and Viki Kind, clinical bioethicist. All three women were caregivers, who after their caregiving experience went on to become professionals in the caregiving field.
The goal of the workshop is to help participants discover new ways to manage the decisions, logistics and emotions of the caregiving process. The presenters will provide stories and valuable insights they discovered during their caregiving experiences.
“No caregiver should face caring for another without this invaluable advice’, says Lori Bliss, Care Manager at Senior Concerns.
A University of California Study estimates the stress of caregiving can take as much as ten years off a family caregiver’s life. Bliss says, “Lessons from experienced experts can build the new caregivers stock of ideas and solutions to help reduce their stress while helping aging loved ones deal with their challenges.”
The seminar is intended for new and experienced caregivers, as well as for caregivers who are local or long distance.
For over thirteen years, Sue Lindeman cared for her husband with early onset Alzheimer’s. She was a founding Board member for the Ventura County Alzheimer’s Association, served two terms on the State Committee for Public Policy and Advocacy, and runs at twice monthly support group at The Goebel Senior Center.
Charna Posin cared for her husband who was dying from pancreatic cancer. At the same time, she found herself in the role of caring for her 91 year old mother, who needed to transition from independent to assisted living. Ms. Posin now works as a Senior Advocate at Senior Concerns. She is also a Patient Advocate, Certified Senior Advisor, Heart Touch Volunteer and speaker with Vitas Hospice.
Viki Kind cared for her mother who had a massive stroke, her father with vascular dementia, her aunt with multiple sclerosis and is currently caring for a sibling who has a traumatic brain injury. Ms. Kind is a clinical bioethicist, professional speaker, hospice volunteer, and the author of the award winning book, The Caregiver’s Path to Compassionate Decision Making – Making Choices for Those Who Can’t.
Seating is limited. To reserve your space at this important seminar, please contact Senior Concerns at 805-497-

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