Realistic Tips and Ideas for Caregivers
May 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
How to Care for Aging Parents From a Distance
By Teresa Mears, Contributor | April 27, 2017
With planning and persistence, it's possible to provide the help your aging parents need.     READ MORE
Important Paperwork: What to Keep and For How Long
If you're like most people, you have boxes and boxes of old files cluttering your closets. You'd like to clean out but don't know what you need to keep, and for how long READ MORE
Medicare Share
By Kori Ross, AmeriCorps CLAIM Medicare Counselor
Did you know there is a list of preventative services covered under your Medicare part B coverage through original Medical?  If you have a Medicare Advantage plan, you also have preventative coverage through these plans. 
7 Surprising Symptoms of Dementia
While memory loss is one of the best known signs of dementia, it's not always the first, and definitely not the only one...  Read More
How To Help Alzheimer's Patients Enjoy Life, Not Just 'Fade Away'     

Alzheimer's disease has an unusual distinction: It's the illness that Americans fear most - more than cancer, stroke or heart disease.

The rhetoric surrounding Alzheimer's reflects this. People "fade away" and are tragically "robbed of their identities" as this incurable condition progresses, we're told time and again.

Yet, a sizable body of research suggests this Alzheimer's narrative is mistaken. It finds that people with Alzheimer's and other types of dementia retain a sense of self and have a positive quality of life, overall, until the illness's final stages.
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
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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.
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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