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Mayor Spano, Yonkers office for the aging and the livable community connection to host Caregiving Forum on June 8

Post Date:06/02/2016 11:24 AM

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Yonkers, NY – June 2, 2016 – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano, together with Yonkers Office for the Aging and The Livable Community Connection will host a Caregiving Forum Wednesday, June 8 at the Westchester Center for Independent & Assisted Living Facility on 78 Stratton Street in Yonkers from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. 

The event will aim to educate individuals who are currently caring for a spouse, parent or grandparent on the services that are available in the community.  Topics to be discussed at the forum are legal issues, wills, trusts, Medicaid, home health aides, nutrition, social support and Livable Communities.

“A majority of us will be caregivers at some point in our lives, so understanding what Yonkers has to offer our loved ones is essential to our aging community,” said Mayor Spano.  “The caregiving resources that our Office for the Aging offers are some of the best in New York State and I encourage our residents to attend and learn the tips and tools that will benefit them and their loved ones.”

Free parking will be available for the event on Stratton Street.  For more information or questions, call 914-377-6806.

The Office for the Aging was established in March 1974 to provide services to the City of Yonkers residents 60 years of age and over.  There is no fee for any Office for the Aging service and programs are funded by the City of Yonkers and federal & state grants.

The Westchester County “Livable Communities: A Vision for All Ages, Bringing People and Places Together” initiative began in 2006, and is sponsored by the county’s Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS).

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