United Way Holds Free Seminar For Caregivers


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United Way of Northern New Jersey Caregivers Coalition invites area unpaid caregivers to attend a free dinner presentation on Tuesday, October 9 to learn financial strategies for supporting aging parents while raising young children. The Munch & Learn educational presentation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at Christ Church in Short Hills, 66 Highland Avenue in Short Hills.

Karen Donofrio and Jill Cooley, financial advisors with Prudential Advisors, will discuss how the “sandwich generation” — caregivers juggling both eldercare and childcare — can navigate financial challenges. Complimentary dinner will be provided courtesy of Prudential Advisors.

Unpaid caregivers are the family members and friends who help loved ones of any age who are ill, frail or living with a disability or mental illness. Caregivers help their loved ones with a range of tasks from paying bills or driving to doctors, to personal care such as bathing and dressing, to medical care such as administering medication.

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Free educational presentations are one of the services United Way Caregivers Coalition provides to help unpaid caregivers better access information while giving them the support they need in their caregiving role. The Coalition brings together caregivers, medical professionals, social service agencies, businesses, and other community groups to support unpaid family caregivers in suburban Essex County.

Space is limited and registration is required by Friday, October 5. To register, email [email protected] or call 973.993.1160, x603.

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