Know your caregiver options

DOWNEY - Shawn Herz, director of program development at the Los Angeles Caregiver Resource Center, will be the featured speaker at Monday's OASIS meeting at Downey Adult School.Herz's topic is "Caregiving and Navigating the System Resources." Herz is a regular lecturer at USC's School of Social Work and School of Gerontology. With more than 25 years experience, she is often called upon by the media for insight on caregiver issues. Monday's presentation will explain and define who family caregivers are and explore the challenges they face. Visitors will learn about the resources and assistance available in the community to support family caregivers. The OASIS program is open to all older adults and is held in the Harriett Paine Event Center at Downey Adult School. Enrollment is free and begins at 2:45 p.m. The program starts at 3:45 and is followed by an optional dinner which may be purchased for $3.50 at time of enrollment. Downey Dial-a-Ride will provide transportation for those who qualify. For more information, call (562) 940-6200.

********** Published: April 24, 2009 - Volume 8 - Issue 1