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When an Elder Resists Help

Monday, October 4, 2010
A free seminar for concerned relatives and caregivers of older adults, "When an Elder Resists Help," is being held Tuesday, October 19, 7:00-8:30 PM, at the Cooperative Extension Education Center, 615 Willow Avenue, Ithaca.

Liz Norton, RN, will discuss the conflict that sometimes occurs between an elder's desire for independence and the family caregiver's concern for an elder's safety and quality of care. Issues to be addressed include: managing finances, getting necessary medical care, arranging for in-home help, and decisions about residential care. Ms. Norton is the Supervisor of the Adult and Long Term Care Services Unit of the Tompkins County Department of Social Services.

To register for the seminar or to receive information on local supports for family caregivers, call the Tompkins County Office for the Aging, 274-5492 or e-mail