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Bowls of Care event to raise awareness of family caregivers

  • Pictured are examples of the handmade bowls that attendees will be able to take home from the Bowls of Care event, to be held Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Audubon Society in Concord. The goal of the event is to raise awareness of the critical role that family caregivers play.

    Pictured are examples of the handmade bowls that attendees will be able to take home from the Bowls of Care event, to be held Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Audubon Society in Concord. The goal of the event is to raise awareness of the critical role that family caregivers play.

  • Pictured are examples of the handmade bowls that attendees will be able to take home from the Bowls of Care event, to be held Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Audubon Society in Concord. The goal of the event is to raise awareness of the critical role that family caregivers play.

The Elder Services Department of the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties and ServiceLink’s first Bowls of Care event will be held Sept. 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the New Hampshire Audubon Society in Concord. The goal of the event is to raise awareness of the critical role that family caregivers play. Ticket holders will be treated to a handmade bowl crafted by local artisans to be filled with a variety of soups, salads, breads and desserts from community kitchens and restaurants. Nicole Finitsis, program manager of the Senior Companion Program at the Community Action Program told us more:

Who came up with the idea for the Bowls of Care event?

The Bowls of Care event was created by the collaboration of the Elder Services Management Team for Community Action Program, Belknap-Merrimack Counties.

Will participants get to keep the handmade bowl?

Yes, the ticket price includes a handcrafted bowl that the attendee gets to choose as they walk into the function.

Who will be the speakers at the event?

Our main speaker for the evening is Dr. Dennis McCullough, who will speak on the topic of “The Changing World of Caregiving.” Dr. McCullough will give a thoughtful and compassionate glimpse into the world of caregivers and their loved ones. He has been an “in-the-trenches” family physician and geriatrician for more than 30 years. He is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Medical School, and trained in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Western Ontario. He has served as a long-time faculty member in Dartmouth’s Department of Community and Family Medicine and the Dartmouth Centers for Health and Aging. He is the author of the renowned book on caring for your aging loved ones, My Mother, Your Mother. Peggo Hortsmann Hodes, a well-known professional vocalist, will not only share songs that are pertinent to caregiving, but also share her story as a caregiver for her mother.

How much are tickets and how can you purchase them?

Tickets are $30 per person and may be purchased by writing a check payable to CAPBMCI, Elder Services and mailed to CAPBMCI Elder Services, P.O. Box 1016, Concord, N.H. 03302. Tickets are limited, so please RSVP by Friday. For more information, call 225-3295.

Where can caregivers turn to get support?

Local caregivers can turn to Merrimack County ServiceLink, the Aging and Disability Resource Center at 866-634-9412, the Elder Services Department of the Community Action Program Belknap-Merrimack Counties at 225-3295, and the New Hampshire Senior Companion Program at 800-856-5525.

Noelle Stokes

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