As many of you know, I am very involved with Volunteer Guardianship One on One, here in Hunterdon County. Volunteer Guardianship finds and trains local volunteers to act as guardians for those who have no family to act on their behalf.  It fills a significant need, and I find my involvement emotionally rewarding.

Volunteer Guardianship holds various education programs throughout the year for its volunteer guardians.  We open these to the public, because we know that many people out there are assisting elderly relatives and they need support as well.  The next series will be held at the Hunterdon Medical Center’s auditorium, in Flemington, and all programs are free of charge.  They are as follows:

April 13, 2016: “Hoarding-What You Should Know”and “Cleaning out the Hoarder’s Home”.

Speaker: Professor Jim Hart, Rutger’s University School of Social Work; and Michael J. Stasak & Laurel A. Fox of Michael Stasak Jr. Antiques & Auction Service.
Time: 6:00 pm-8:30 pm.

April 20, 2016: “Coping with Caregiver Stress and Medications for the Alzheimer’s Patient”.
Speaker: Laura Hawkins, LSW, Alzheimer’s Association of America; Larisa Golub, MD, Geriatrician, Center for Healthy Aging, Hunterdon Medical Center.
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm

April 27, 2016: “Guardianship: Making Financial Decisions and Funeral Plans & Preparations.
Speakers: Patty Ratner, Berkshire Hathaway Home Services on “Selling the House”; Marjorie L. Rand, CPA & Robert Junge, Round Valley Financial, LLC, on “Financial decisions and Responsibilities”; Robert Shanahan, Jr, Esq. of Shanahan & Voigt, LLC, on “Legal Decisions”; DJ Wright, Funeral Director at Wright & Ford Funeral Home, on “Funeral Plans and Preparations”.
Time: 6:00pm-8:30pm

A light dinner will be served.  Please RSVP to Cindy or Linda at 908 788-4893 ext. 716.

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