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Oasis offering free classes for care givers


February 17, 2009

Oasis will be holding a series of three free classes at its Downtown location for adults 40 and over on providing care for loved ones.

A Fork in the Road, Which Way Do I Go, A Caregiver's Guide to Long Term Care Issues. Presented by Susan E. Hardy, MD, PhD on Thursday, Feb. 26, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Maneuvering through the long term care maze as a caregiver can be exhausting. Whether new to the caregiver role or a seasoned veteran, there are road maps available to help determine if the loved one is bes suited for community-based or home-based services. Learn what resources are available to best manage long-term care issues.

How Do You Spell Relief?, A Caregiver's Guide to Respite Services. Presented by Jennifer Reska, Allegheny County Area on Aging, on Thursday, March 5, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Find out what reputable resources/services are available to spell the caregiver for a few hours to a few days.

For The Love of Family, A Caregiver's Guide to Palliative and Hospice Care. Presented by Kathy J. Selvaggi, MD, Chief Division of Palliative Services West, WPAHS, on Tuesday, March 31, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Come and learn abouth the up and coming resource of palliative care, while Dr. Selvaggi also dispels the myths associated with hospice care.

Classes will be held at Oasis, 10th Floor, Macy's Department Store in downtown Pittsburgh, 400 Fifth Avenue. For more information, contact Shirley Fisher at Oasis at 412-232-2023 or sfisher@


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