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Cookies for Caregivers and Sandwich Generation Seminar

holdinghands Respite care provides time off for family members who care for someone who is ill, injured or frail. It can take place in an adult day center, in the home of the person being cared for, or even in a residential setting such as an assisted living facility or nursing home. Although there are different approaches to respite care, all have the same basic objective; to provide caregivers with planned temporary, intermittent, substitute care, allowing for relief from the daily responsibilities of caring for the care recipient. Respite care is essential for all caregivers, whether they work in a caregiving facility or at home with family members or close friends.

Nov 14,'07 (Wed) 9:30 am. — Cookies for Caregivers and Sandwich Generation Seminar  —  map to Temple Beth El ; click for flyer

Contact
Sally J. Ling
Communications Manager
Temple Beth El of Boca Raton
561-391-8900 ext. 229
sling@tbeboca.org

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Shared Care, an Interfaith-Sponsored Program (Temple Beth El, St. Joan of Arc and First Presbyterian Church) presents Cookies for Caregivers & Sandwich Generation Seminar
Held at Temple Beth El
Wednesday, November 14, 2007 9:30-12:30 p.m.
Free
Breakfast & Lunch Served
Registration: (561) 391-8900

Shared Care Presents:
Cookies for Caregivers and Sandwich Generation Seminar

Boca Raton (October 19, 2007)— Shared Care, an interfaith program created by Temple Beth El of Boca Raton, St. Joan of Arc and First Presbyterian Church, is in its 24th year of giving respite to caregivers. On Wednesday, November 14, 2007, Shared Care will honor caregivers with baskets of cookies through Cookies for Caregivers and will hold Sandwich Generation Seminar, a caregiver workshop.

The selfless job of caregiver is an enormous responsibility that takes its toll physically, emotionally, financially and spiritually on the caregiver. With more Baby Boomers now responsible for caring for elderly parents in the home, respite care is a growing need. This important seminar is sponsored by Matrix Home Care, Boca Raton Medical Supply, Hospice of Palm Beach County, Boca Raton Respite Volunteers, Hospice By the Sea, Interfaith Health and Wellness Association, Shared Care, Catholic Charities of Palm Beach County, Boca Raton Middle School PTA and Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services. The seminar will address issues for caregivers, provide caregiving resources and how to approach life after caregiving. Facilitated by Abbi Bentz, R.N. and Debbie Lipson, MSW, topics will include:

The ongoing Shared Care program, created by Temple Beth El of Boca Raton, St. Joan of Arc and First Presbyterian Church, is an interfaith respite program for caregivers and meets every Wednesday from 9:30 until 2:30 p.m. at Temple Beth El.

Designed to give caregivers a day off, trained volunteers (on a 2 to 1 ratio) lead those in need of care in discussions on current events, sing-a-longs, table games, arts and crafts, and chair exercises.

For participation in the Wednesday, November 14 conference "Cookies for Caregivers and Sandwich Generation Seminar" contact Joanne Kabel at 561/391-8900

To become a participant or a volunteer the Weekly Shared Care program, please call Marba Mallett at 561-203-3771. Space is available but membership is limited.

Temple Beth El, whose congregation was established in 1967, is Boca Raton's oldest Jewish house of worship and is located at 333 Southwest 4th Avenue. Along with weekly services, social, educational and religious programs, the campus includes an Early Childhood Center, Religious School for students K-12, and on-site mausoleum. A 6-acre western educational campus is planned for the corner of 441 and Yamato Road to open in 2009.

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