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Interfaith Caregivers Workshop to Focus on Healthy Eating, Medications & Vitamins for the Elderly
On Tuesday, April 8th, nonprofit Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County (ICGMC) will host a Spring Community Workshop that is free and open to the public.
Following the presentation, pharmacists from St. Francis Medical Center will be on-hand to review and answer questions about any medications or vitamins that attendees would like to bring. People interested in attending should RSVP by April 1st by calling 609-394-1617.
The April 8th event is one of several that ICGMC will hold throughout the County during 2014, as it celebrates its 20th anniversary of providing free caregiving services to area elderly and people with disabilities. These services often allow care receivers to avoid nursing homes and age safely in the comfort of their own homes.
“As a nonprofit, Interfaith Caregivers depends on the generosity and good will of our 300 dedicated volunteers from 27 interdenominational congregations throughout Mercer County -- as well as individual, corporate, foundation and government funding,” explains Executive Director Jane Latini. “Events like this Spring Community Workshop help us to promote our organization to potential volunteers and donors, as well as people who can benefit from our caregiving!”
Last year alone, ICGMC’s screened and trained volunteers worked in every corner of Mercer County, providing transportation to doctors’ offices, grocery shopping, friendly visiting, respite care, light housekeeping, telephone reassurance, occasional meal preparation, indoor/outdoor chores, minor home repairs and other non-medical help. In the past year, volunteers served 386 people, including 196 new care receivers – a 92% increase over 2012. The hours of volunteer services provided also grew substantially from a total of 11,821 hours in 2012 to 15,015 hours in 2013, a 27% increase.
To request services, volunteer and/or support Interfaith Caregivers of Greater Mercer County, visit www.icgmc.org and/or call 609-393-9922.