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Seminars will offer tips on senior care


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POSTED: Saturday, June 13, 2009

ORI Anuenue Hale, a nonprofit organization offering support services to seniors and families, will hold a free seminars on elder care this month and next at its Wellness Center at Helemano Plantation, 64-1488 Kamehameha Highway, in Wahiawa.

The first in the “;Ask a Doctor: Family Caregivers Roundtable Discussions”; will run from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, on the topic “;Preventing Elder Abuse,”; led by Dr. John Magauran.

On June 24 it will be “;Dealing with Behavior Problems/Ways to Cope/Caregiver Stress management,”; also featuring Magauran.

Participants may buy or take a lunch for talks with Magauran from 11:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on these dates:

» Thursday, “;Alzheimer's Care/Memory Loss”;

» June 25, “;Hearing and Vision Care”;

» July 9, “;Preventing Elder Abuse and Neglect”;

» July 16, “;Alcohol and Drug Dependencies”;

» July 23, “;Diabetes and Pre-diabetes”;

Three sessions are scheduled on “;Ask the Nurse: Training and Caregiver Support”; with registered nurse Connie Muse, each from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

» Next Saturday, “;Coping with Aging”;

» July 11, “;Legal Issues in Caregiving”;

» July 25, “;Taking Care of the Caregiver”;

All workshops are open to the public. Reservations are requested. Call ORI Anuenue Hale, 622-3929.

ORI (Opportunities for the Retarded Inc.) and ORI Anuenue provide a “;living community”; with support services for seniors and their families and a place where adults with mental retardation and developmental disabilities can become productive members of society.