Our In-Home Respite Services program was very fortunate to have had six caring and competent individuals attend our most recent New Companion Orientation, which allows them to join our team of wonderful companions who give family caregivers of the elderly much needed time off!
During National Caregivers month, our In-Home Respite Services hosted a luncheon to recognize and honor our caregivers, including Town of North Hempstead District 1 Councilwoman Vivianna Russell (left) and Pauline Feldman (right). We are so grateful to our companions who give full-time caregivers much-needed time off!
As baby boomers are reaching retirement age, more Americans are in need of caregivers. Already, about 34 million American adults provide unpaid care to someone over the age of 50 each year. To help assist this growing number of compassionate individuals, EAC Network provides in-home respite care services to caregivers…
Seniors from our Hempstead Senior Community Service Center attended the recent Village of Hempstead Senior Picnic at Kennedy Park where guests were treated to a family-style lunch, raffles, entertainment by Chauncey Nedd and the Neddmen, bingo, and ice cream. The best part? Two of our members won bingo prizes! Woo!
Our North Merrick Senior Community Service Center hosted its 4th Annual Luau where over 70 seniors came to enjoy the entertainment by Dance Aloha, who performed for the seniors and encouraged audience participation. Everyone enjoyed a delicious lunch, Hawaiian chicken, rice and green beans, and for desert an ice cream sundae!
Recently, Donna Buccellato, Elder Abuse Educator for the Victims Information Bureau of Suffolk (VIBS), conducted a presentation for the team in our In-Home Respite Services program. The feedback was very positive, as the workshop created greater awareness of the complicated issues surrounding elder abuse and will also allow our companions to be more alert to problems they may encounter in clients’ homes.
Members of our Hempstead Senior Community Service Center recently enjoyed a new jewelry making class with instructor Carmela Barile. Activities like jewelry making are provided to the senior centers by our own Senior Health Promotion program, which is generously funded by Nassau County Office for the Aging.
Mary Ann Samson, Home Assessor and Trainer, and Mary Lou Ogren, Companion, recently represented EAC Network’s In-Home Respite Services at the Hillside Senior Appreciation Day. In-Home Respite Services provides in-home caregivers (companions) to Nassau County residents caring for an elderly relative in their home so the caregiver can take much-needed time off.