Conference on Aging at Plymouth State

April 30th, 2003 by Adam

A free Conference on Aging for seniors, caregivers and anyone who wants to prepare for the future will be presented from 2 to 5 p.m., Wednesday, May 21 in the Hartman Union Building on the Plymouth State campus. (The conference has been rescheduled from an earlier date.) Experts will speak on issues affecting the elderly in such areas as elder law, Medicare, pharmacy issues, residential homes and assisted living, as well as caregiver issues.

Dr. Jeff Murray, outreach coordinator for Plymouth’s division of graduate studies, continuing education and outreach, notes that information about aging is not often available in a single place, in a coordinated format. “The organizations that are participating are eager to bring this information to people in this area,” he adds.

“We expect participants will gain insight into critical issues that are essential to everyone’s lives,” says Gail Carr, director of continuing and community education for PSC. “People will finduseful information for themselves and those they care about.”

Among the Conference presenters are Edward Adamsky, chair of the elder law section of the New Hampshire Bar Association, and Mary Walton Mayshark, of Thornton, who will bring a very personal touch to the issue of caregiving.

“This is part of the outreach arm of our division,” explains Murray. “We are looking forward to providing a service to a particular segment of our local population.”

For more information about the Conference on Aging or for a reservation, contact Joan Bergstrom at (603) 535-2822 or joanb@mail.plymouth.edu, or see the Plymouth State College Web site at www.plymouth.edu/psc/contined/.

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