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August 5, 2011

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August 5, 2011

When I retired from public education I was looking for an organization where I could continue to make a difference. I was so fortunate to find Senior Concerns. The Adult Day Care Center is one of the most amazing and caring places--you always feel the warmth and sincere love for the participants. The Senior Advocacy programs continue to help seniors and their families and Meals on Wheels supports seniors staying in their homes. There are many places for people to volunteer in our community but this is one of the best!

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watching the faces of the caregivers as they receive care from our Support Groups and our Staff. It is so difficult to care for a love one who is in failing health and our services are there for the senior and their families.

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continue to pursue funding sources and possible increase resources for caregivers.

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August 5, 2011

Once a week I bring my dog to Senior Concerns to visit with the various groups in the Senior Day Care Program. She is a 2 year old Cocker Spanial currently in training to be a therapy dog. The staff has been most supportive and the seniors are now beginning to recognize her and look forward to her visits (even the ones with Alzheimers). This is such a wonderful organization, it's a pleasure to be involved as both a volunteer and a board member.

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I have experienced the results of this organization in the way it has helped the parents of some of my friends and neighbors and the joy the seniors get when I visit with my dog.

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The organization needs more volunteers and more funding from the local and state governments in order to service all of the seniors and their families that reach out to us.

August 5, 2011
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August 5, 2011
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Senior Concerns offers a service that is desperately needed, but they go above and beyond just being a "service." The staff is amazing and they take a personal interest in all the Seniors who come there. The Seniors are treated with dignity, respect, kindness, gentleness and understanding. Families can be assured that their loved one will be cared for and nurtured while they are there. Senior Concerns also offers Meals on Wheels and so many other services. I wish more people knew about this wonderful organization. They are so deserving off all our financial support.

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A family friend went there and it was a Godsend to her and to her family.

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Ask them to expand their services geographically so more Seniors and their families could benefit from their services. They are that wonderful!

August 1, 2011

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August 1, 2011

Eight years ago my husband and I “adopted” our elderly neighbors and acted as caregivers for the couple as well as financial, legal and medical powers of attorney. Confused, stressed and in need, we contacted Senior Concerns. With their guidance and support we navigated the complexities of caring for an aging loved one. I was so moved by the work of this organization, I joined the board and have been an active member for the past four years. This is a passionate organization tackling a huge problem - our senior population will double in the next 10 years. Whether it’s emergency support, referral assistance, adult day services, dementia evaluations, respite care or help with government programs, Senior Concerns case managers guide families through the maze of choices when caring for an aging loved one. Support does not stop with the senior, but extends to the family, and the family caregiver. Whether neighbor, friend or family, Senior Concerns is the one-stop solution for programs, support and referrals.

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Eight years ago my husband and I “adopted” our elderly neighbors and acted as caregivers for the couple as well as financial, legal and medical powers of attorney. Confused, stressed and in need, we contacted Senior Concerns. With their guidance and support we navigated the complexities of caring for an aging loved one.

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Expand their list of programs to include senior transportation services, home modification services and creating "villages" supporting seniors in their own neighborhood.

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