Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center Hosts Free Palliative Care Workshop

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Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center, the non-profit adult day care center in Mountain View, is hosting a free Palliative Care workshop that is open to the community, especially family caregivers. This final workshop of the year will be held on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at 270 Escuela Avenue in Mountain View, California.

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Join our free Palliative Care workshop on December 4, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 P.M. at 270 Escuela Avenue in Mountain View, California.

Avenidas Villages, a leading provider of Senior In-Home Care, recently announced that it will be hosting its last workshop of the year. The free workshop will be on the topic of Palliative Care and will feature guest speakers, Dr. Ellen Melnick, Medical Director of Pathways Hospice and Palliative Care and Margaret Putnam-Pite, MSW and Karen Gossage, NP of Palliative Care & Support Services at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation. The Palliative Care workshop will be held on Tuesday evening, December 4, 2012 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

"Palliative care is medical care provided by physicians, nurses and social workers that specializes in the relief of the pain, symptoms and stress of serious illness," explained Lisa Hendrickson, CEO of Avenidas. "With a focus on quality of life and a holistic approach, palliative care helps patients and families through serious illnesses."

Workshop participants will have the opportunity to find resources for caregivers, enjoy light refreshments, listen to experts and connect with others in similar circumstances. There is plenty of free parking, and optional tours of the Center. If needed, families can have their aging loved ones supervised on-site for free by Avenidas' professional staff that evening so that they can attend the workshop. Caregivers simply call (650) 289-5499 to RSVP with 48 hours-notice so this service can be arranged.

Avenidas Rose Kleiner Center has been in operation since 1976 and is licensed to offer two levels of daytime care in one convenient place. The center provides a warm and nurturing environment in a custom-built facility. The Center provides support to people with Alzheimers, dementia, Parkinsons, stroke, chronic conditions, physical limitations and those at risk for falls or who can't be left alone. Participants enjoy a safe, secure environment, stimulating activities, group exercise, socialization, nutritious noon meal and transportation to and from the Center. For more information and to register for the Palliative Care workshop, call (650) 289-5435 or visit http://www.avenidas.org.

About the company:
Avenidas is a non-profit agency that seeks to create successful aging for older adults in a community that supports and celebrates older adults. They provide a wide range of support options, memberships, information, classes and services that enable people to stay active, maintain their independence, help their aging parents, or care for a spouse. Their innovative programs and compassionate staff (paid and volunteer) help enrich the lives of more than 6,500 mature adults and their families each year.

A community-based nonprofit organization, Avenidas serves the San Francisco Bay Area mid-Peninsula communities of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Stanford, Menlo Park, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Atherton, Portola Valley, Woodside, and Mountain View. For more information, please visit their website at http://www.avenidas.org/.

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