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Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker Pamela D. Wilson -- Caregiving Expert, Advocate & Speaker
Golden , CO
Sunday, August 23, 2020


Adult Day Care & Making Friends
 
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Golden, Colorado – August 23, 2020

The Caring Generation® Radio: Adult Day Care & Making Friends

Golden CO- Caregiving expert Pamela D. Wilson hosts The Caring Generation® family talk radio program for caregivers and aging adults this coming Wednesday, August 26, on the Bold Brave Media Network. The program airs live at 9 p.m. EST. The Caring Generation® aired initially from 2009 to 2011 on 630 KHOW-AM in Denver, Colorado.

Solutions for Exhausted Caregivers

Adult day care services are a lesser-known alternative to help caregivers keep elderly parents and spouses at living in the home. Some of the benefits are reduced caregiver stress and social support for isolated aging parents.

The hurdle for most caregivers is that few parents, no matter their age, want to be placed in a category of needing care, including "day care." Adult day care services are viewed by elderly parents like going to a "senior center" to be with old people. Caregivers initiating this conversation are quick to learn that their elderly parents are not "old."

Talking to an elderly parent about attending an adult day care program can be a stretch for most caregivers if not approached collaboratively. Support for caregivers helps preserve family relationships. Burned out caregivers can lose patience and be plagued by negative thoughts about caring for aging parents. Some aging parents can feel like a burden.

During this caregiving radio program, Wilson answers the caregiver question, "what are adult day care programs," and offers practical information about costs, programs, services, and the benefits of socialization. Adult day care services can be a solution to more costly care and having to move an elderly parent out of the home to a care community.

Friendships Offer Social and Health Benefits

Caregivers give up parts of their lives to care for elderly parents, spouses, brothers and sisters, and other family members. Being a caregiver can mean giving up favorite activities, friends—even a career and sometimes a marriage.

Caregivers who do it all feel as lonely and isolated as aging parents. The effort required to maintain connections or to make new friends can seem daunting, especially in times of COVID when social gatherings have been placed on hold. Research confirms that people who have friendships outside of the family are healthier and live longer. How can we make friends at any age?

Guest Interview: Dr. Jeffrey Hall – How to Make Friends

The guest for this caregiving radio program is Jeffrey A. Hall is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas and the Director of the Relationships and Technology Lab. He is the former Chair of the Human Communication and Technology Division of the National Communication Association and the founding editor of Human Communication & Technology.

He was awarded the Early Career Award from the Interpersonal Communication Division of the National Communication Association. Dr. Hall is author of the newly released book Relating Through Technology available through Cambridge University Press.

This book answers one of the most critical questions of our time, does the vast connectivity afforded by mobile and social media lead to a more personal connection with one another? Relating Through Technology focuses the conversation about media on its use in our everyday lives and relationships.

Wilson's interview with Dr. Hall offers tips for caregivers and aging adults about the benefits of friendships. Listeners will be inspired to learn that it's possible to make good friends at any age.

Join Pamela on The Caring Generation to learn about day care programs and services for the elderly. The Caring Generation® radio program airs live at 6 p.m. Pacific, 7 p.m. Mountain, 8 p.m. Central, and 9 p.m. Eastern every Wednesday night.  Replays of the weekly programs are available on all major podcast sites. Wilson's website features the podcast and show transcript. Information about Wilson's commitment to online caregiver education, keynotes, video conferencing, caregiver support, and talent optimization for corporations is available on her website.

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Check Out Podcast Replays of The Caring Generation® Radio Program for Caregivers and Aging Adults HERE

Pamela D. Wilson, MS, BS/BA, CG, CSA is a national caregiving expert, advocate, and speaker.  More than 20 years of experience as a direct service provider in the roles of a court-appointed guardian, power of attorney, and care manager led to programs supporting family caregivers and aging adults who want to be proactive about health, well-being, and caregiving. Wilson provides education and support for consumers and corporations interested in supporting employees who are working caregivers. To carry out her mission, Wilson partners with companies passionate about connecting with the caregiving marketing through digital and content marketing. Her mission to reach caregivers worldwide is accomplished through social media channels of Facebook, YouTube, Linked In, Instagram, Caregiving TV on Roku, and The Caring Generation® radio on Internet radio. She may be reached at 303-810-1816 or through her website.

 

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