Realistic Tips and Ideas for Caregivers
June 2017
Care Connection at Shepherd's Center Central promotes and supports the advancement of skills, good health, and resilience of caregivers for older adults.

We help caregivers cope with difficult matters that can complicate daily life-we also find solutions and relief for challenges of aging that involve respite, chronic illness, disability, and poverty.

Care Connection is a free, coordinated response to the special needs of caregivers for older adults through employee assistance, community partnerships, faith-community collaborations, and individualized caregiver education, planning, and support.

The We Care e-Newsletter is another way we empower caregivers throughout their caregiving journey.  Enjoy!           816-444-1122
10 Warm-Weather Activities Seniors and Caregivers Can Enjoy Together
Hydration Tips for Seniors
Not getting enough fluids, especially when it is hot outside, can pose serious health problems for anyone, but older adults are at particular risk for dehydration.
Medicare Share
By Kori Ross, AmeriCorps CLAIM Medicare Counselor
This month, we are going to discuss caregivers also taking the medications you have been prescribed for your health ailments to keep you functioning properly.
Awkward, So Necessary: Important Discussions to Have With Your Aging Parents
By Mary Crawley     The Motley Fool
So They taught you not to procrastinate doing homework. Now it's your turn to return the favor.         
10 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Aging in Place
A zero-step entry offers the same benefits to parents with children in strollers as it does to grandparents using walkers. Other design features - from minor, quick fixes to full-scale renovations - can be implemented in millions of homes. The key is to be aware of best practices, take a long-term view and start to plan for the future now, regardless of your age.
Classes and Workshops

There are many classes and workshops available in the Kansas City Area that will assist you as a caregiver.  CLICK HERE to see what is available over the next few months.
We Have More Information to Share  
Remember...The Care Connection at Shepherd's Center Central is here to help anyone who is concerned about an aging parent, loved one, neighbor, or friend who needs referrals to resources, care planning, practical advice, guidance in balancing work and family, or stress relief. 
The Kansas City Caregiver Support Line provides resources and referrals for caregivers of older adults. Call 816-444-1122
Click for info on:    Care Connection
Consider a Planned Gift. Please donate. 

Please consider making a charitable bequest to Shepherd's Center of Kansas City Central in your will. Legacy gifts provide future support for charity. Any individual, at any time, can create a legacy gift. It can be as easy as naming a charity on the beneficiary form of a savings, checking or pension account, or through a more complex instrument such as a trust. 

To make a bequest to SCC, simply include these words in your will:
"I give to Shepherd Center of Kansas City Central, a
non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, located in Kansas City,
MO, __% of my estate for general purposes."

To create a residual charitable bequest, use these words:
"All the rest, residue and remainder of my estate, both
real and personal, I give to Shepherd Center of Kansas
City Central, a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation, located
in Kansas City, MO, for its general purposes." 
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