Lisa Troyer, Aging & Disability Resources

Lisa Troyer gave a wonderful presentation filled with information about the services in Pierce County for the elderly and disabled. There are more and more opportunities for elders to stay in their own home as they grow older instead of facing a nursing facility, or even congregate care. One of the things that has changed over the years is the level of support extended to caregivers; that was almost non-existent twenty years ago!

There are several things coming up in the area that will be of interest to almost everyone: if you want input on the comprehensive plan Pierce County Aging and Disability Resources does every four years, come to one of the meetings set up (there are three left): March 21, 9-11am at the Buckley Senior Center (811 Main Street, Buckley), March 30, 10-noon at the Mountain View Community Center (3607 122nd Ave E, Edgewood), and April 16, 1-3pm at the Lakewood Senior Activity Center (9112 Lakewood Drive SW, Lakewood). These and all other events are listed on the calendar.

If you’re a caregiver, or know of one, or are simply interested in caregiving, there will be a series of events called Conversations on Caregiving from April 11 to April 15…check the calendar for details!

There will be a presentation for people who want to know what resources are available to caregivers and older adults, jointly sponsored by Health Care Providers Council of Pierce County and Pierce County Community Connections Aging & Disability Resources, on April 7, from 6:30 to 8:30pm in Gig Harbor. Go here for more information.

Finally, there will be a conference for family caregivers on June 1 from 9am to 4:30pm, Giving Care, Taking Care, and Wendy Lustbader will be the keynote speaker! You can get all of the information here.

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