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January 24, 2018

Healthcare speakers discuss options for care, with aging

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 1:15 p.m.—CASTLETON—As we get older our needs change and we are faced with making some difficult decisions for ourselves or for our loved ones. For most of us, we are not fully aware of what is available to help with those ever-changing needs. On Jan. 31 at 1:15 p.m. the Castleton Community Center will host speakers from three different organizations to help answer some of those questions.

Carol Keefe from SASH (Support and Services at Home) will give an overview of what SASH can do to help and how to get started. SASH coordinates the resources of social service agencies, community health providers and nonprofit housing organizations to support Vermonters who choose to live independently at home. Individualized, on-site support is provided by a Wellness Nurse and a trained SASH Care Coordinator. The SASH program is designed to provide personalized coordinated care to help participants stay safely at home.

Shana Halliday, from At Home Senior Care, will present care options and resources for seniors in the community. At Home Senior Care is dedicated to providing professional care that enables seniors to continue living in the comfort of home. We encourage independence, individuality, and freedom of choice. Halliday has worked in eldercare for the past 25 years in the Rutland area and will bring resource packets for participants. Linda Ellingsworth is the public relations director for the Haynes House of Hope, for the terminally ill in Granville, N.Y. Since opening its doors in January 2010, Haynes House has provided end-of-life care for more than 60 people. Residents and their families can stay at Haynes House for no cost. Priorities are pain and symptom relief, along with emotional and spiritual support for both the resident and the family.

The Castleton Community Center is located at 2108 Main St., Castleton.

For more information call 802-468-3093. All are welcome.

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