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    Program exams caregiving ‘up front and personal’

    Program exams caregiving 'up front and personal'

    From Staff Reports
    Former First Lady Rosalyn Carter believed that there are only four kinds of people in the world: "those who have been caregivers, those who are currently caregivers, those who will be caregivers and those who will need caregivers."

    In recognition of her longstanding commitment to human development, the Rosalyn Carter Institute was established in 1987. The goals of the organization are threefold: to delineate effective caregiving practices, to build public awareness of caregiving needs and to advance social policies that enhance care communities.

    In response to the needs of lay and professional caregivers, Hospice of Scotland County will provide a program by Dr. Ronda C. Talley, director of the Rosalyn Carter Institute, on Saturday, Nov. 9. The program, "Caregiving Up Front and Personal: Opportunities and Challenges for Family, Friends and Community," will be presented in the W.R. Dulin Conference Center from 9 to 11 a.m. Registration for the two-hour presentation, will begin at 8:30 a.m.

    Talley's presentation will examine the following aspects of caregiving:

    • Why caregiving is a major issue for the present and future;

    • The caregiving experience;

    • Taking care of the caregivers;

    • Assistance for caregivers;

    • The relationship between professional caregivers and family caregivers.

    A question and answer period will follow.

    Hospice of Scotland County encourages healthcare professionals, para-healthcare professionals, social workers, counselors, ministers, teachers and anyone in the caregiving role to attend this presentation. The program is designed as an opportunity for caregivers in the Scotland County community to connect with one another, to better understand the process of caregiving and to discover new ways of caregiving for family and professional caregivers.

    For more information or to register, call Hospice office at 276-7176.

    "Those who seek to predict the future... might first look to the past. The past is a mirror -- and those who ignore its sometimes dark reflection, are doomed to repeat it... Will it be those seeking redemption who shall decide the future... or will those driven only by greed and envy shape our destiny? Even a hundred years later, the outcome is still very much in doubt. .." Outer Limits(Heart's Desire)