Barrie seniors symposium

Grove Park Home hosting Seniors Symposium to provide answers to questions about elder care

Baby boomers have been and still are a game-changing generation. It’s a demographic that has redefined the parameters of age, pushing back the inevitable and refusing to go gently into that good night.
However, the generation’s perception of itself as ‘ever young’ is increasingly coming face-to-face with the reality of age as their parents become more dependent on them for their care. It’s forcing this generation whose identify was forged by the opportunities of youth to confront the challenges of age.
Grove Park Home is hosting a Seniors Symposium to answer some of the more pressing questions about senior care. Many boomers facing these issues are still providing support to their children. Now they have to pull themselves in many directions to help loved ones.
“As caregivers, whether it’s for parents, spouses or children, we need to know how to access care, and how to look after ourselves in the midst of what can be a difficult time, impacting our own health and wellbeing,” says Lorraine Maher, manager of fund development, Grove Park Home. “This is a day for you and your questions.”
The symposium is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 26 from 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mayor Jeff Lehman will be the keynote speaker. Sessions include senior abuse, mental health wellness, accessing Community Care Access Centres, and life planning for the future.
For more information, contact Maher at 792-7404.

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