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Friday, July 20, 2012

Family Caregiver Picnic August 14 at Coudersport Area Recreation Park

Potter County Human Services, Area Agency on Aging (PCAAA) is hosting the annual Family Caregiver Picnic on Tuesday, August 14, 2012 starting at 11:00 a.m., at the pavilion at Coudersport Area Recreation Park (CARP), off E. 7th Street.

The picnic is intended to provide some much-needed rest and relaxation for those who are caring for older relatives or friends. Caregivers can spend a couple of hours just being outside, eating a summer meal and talking with other caregivers and PCAAA staff members. A picnic lunch will be provided.

Events like these help to provide respite from a job that can be very time-consuming and energy-consuming. Spending time with others with similar concerns tends to make people realize they are not alone in a task that can sometimes become lonely and isolating. Caregivers can come on their own, or bring the person for whom they provide care. (Care receivers also enjoy this time out, if they are able.)

The picnic is free of charge for persons caring for older adults, as well as the older adult requiring care. In order to have sufficient food, reservations need to be called in to Rhoda or Donna at the Potter County Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-800-2560 or 544-7315 no later than August 7, 2012.

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