One of the greatest challenges for caregivers is identifying resources available for various services, from home health care to meals on wheels. Struggling to find where to get help can increase stress and affect the health of both the caregiver and your family member. For this reason, most regions have some type of “agency on aging” that provides a clearinghouse and specialty services for seniors and caregivers. These organizations are typically not-for-profit and offer everything from basic information and education to low-cost or no-cost home care, emergency alert equipment and more.
Jeff Schairbaum is the educational and outreach liaison for the Greene County Council on Aging (GCCOA) based in Xenia, Ohio. The GCCOA is one of the countless agencies around the country that provides resources and education to caregivers and seniors. Jeff joins Gery Deer and Julie Barth for this edition of Old Nerd in the Gym Fitness Podcast to discuss what organizations like his can provide in general and, for our local listeners, his agency specifically. (click to listen)
Jeff earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Wright State University and has been with the GCCOA since October of 2017. He worked for over five years as the Admission/Marketing Director for the Heartland Nursing Homes and in a similar position with Village at the Greene. Prior to that, he spent 26 years helping sports groups and school groups in their fundraising efforts. His primary responsibilities are the coordination and presentation of educational programs & events that the council hosts and also Outreach and relationship-building efforts to promote the Council services and support. In addition, he assists with the council’s print and electronic communications.
For detailed information on service resources for seniors and caregivers in your area do a Google search for “senior services” or “caregiver support” and use your city in the criteria.
For more information on the Council on Aging in Greene County visit: www.GCCOA.org
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