South Shore Elder Services in Braintree donates caregiving books To South Shore libraries

Dec. 18, 2006 – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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DATELINE: BRAINTREE, MASS…South Shore Elder Services of Braintree, a non-profit agency that provides valuable resources and services to elders and caregivers throughout the South Shore area, has recently donated two caregiving books to the libraries of the 11 towns served by the agency.

In honor of National Family Caregiver Month (November), the Family Caregiver Support Program at South Shore Elder Services donated: “How to Care for Aging Parents” by David Solie, M.S., P.A., and “Caregiving- The Spiritual Journey of Love, Loss and Renewal” by Lynda A. Markut and Anatole Crane to the main public libraries in Quincy, Braintree, Milton, Randolph, Holbrook, Weymouth, Hingham, Hull, Cohasset, Scituate and Holbrook.

According to the National Family Caregiver Association, 54 million people spend 18-20 hours a week caregiving. Both of the donated books offer valuable information and guidance to elders and their caregivers.

South Shore Elder Services’ book donation is provided by the Elder Care Network Southeast, a collaboration of elder care agencies in Southeast Massachusetts. Funding for this program is provided in part by the Administration on Aging under Title III-E of the Older Americans Act and the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs.

For more information on caregiver resources and/or support call South Shore Elder Services at 781-848-3910 or 1-800-AGE-INFO.

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Since 1977, South Shore Elder Services, Inc. has been providing South Shore seniors and caregivers with the resources and services that promote and maintain optimal levels of elder independence.

As one of 27 Aging Services Access Points in Massachusetts, South Shore Elder Services coordinates and provide a wide range of services to elders and caregivers throughout Braintree, Cohasset, Hingham, Holbrook, Hull, Milton, Norwell, Quincy, Randolph, Scituate and Weymouth. The agency’s mission is to promote and maintain an optimal level of elder independence through the coordination of resources, advocacy and caregiver support.

Supported in part by the Massachusetts Executive Office of Elder Affairs, South Shore Elder Services is located at 159 Bay State Drive in Braintree, MA. For more information contact (781) 848-3910 or visit their website at www.sselder.org.

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