Griffin Hospital and The Valley Senior Services Council Hosts: Series to Help Caregivers Keep Loved Ones Safely Independent

By Alex Stackpole 

Griffin Hospital and The Valley Senior Services Council invite caregivers – especially those caring for seniors - to a four-part series to help provide education, information and support.

The series starts Thurs., March 15 with “Patient and Family Engagement,” a panel discussion on the “hows” and “whats” when seeking care or assistance from hospitals, skilled nursing care, assisted living facilities, homecare and local or state agencies.

On Thurs., April 19, the talk will be “Advanced Care Planning,” providing information about advance directives the tools needed to help make decisions about care when one is unable to speak for oneself.

On Thurs., May 17, representatives from Voices Against Lyme Disease and Griffin will present 

“Summer Safety-Lyme Disease and Skin Cancer,” with information on how to help prevent and treat these diseases.

The series wraps up on Thurs., June 7 with “Caring for the Caregiver,” which will provide tips on how caregivers can take care of themselves so they can better care for others.

All presentations will start at 5:15 p.m. at Griffin Hospital, 130 Division St., Derby. There will be a free light meal provided by Valley United Way and Griffin Hospital Lifeline at 4:30 p.m. before each talk.

Registration is required for each event by calling 203-732-1511 or visiting:

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