Aging parent fair provides essential resources to adult children

A team of diverse professionals serving the aging population in Berks County and dedicated to assisting their adult children, has come together to provide the “Aging Parent Fair.” The “Fair” provides attendees with financial resources, care alternatives, assistive services and connections to the people and programs who can serve them and their loved ones.

The “Aging Parent Fair” is a health fair styled event geared specifically to adult, middle aged children (40-60 years old) who find themselves caring for aging parents and loved ones. Most of these children are juggling job responsibilities both at work and home and are often challenged to find the proper care and alternatives for their loved ones.

“As an adult child dealing with my own aging parents...and as a past Director of Nursing at a senior living facility…I know both personally and professionally that families are challenged with helping their parents and are looking for help and resources…the Aging Parent Fair will provide those resources,” says Kathy Eynon, owner of Parent Care Alliance.

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The “Aging Parent Fair” will be held on Wednesday, May 7 at Robeson Lutheran Church (3520 Plow Road, Mohnton) and is open to the public. Drop in hours are from 5pm-7pm. Admission is free.

The “Aging Parent Fair” includes the following senior care & service providers:

Rosanne Schaefer ACSIA Long Term Care, Inc Long Term Care Insurance

Kellie Butsack Alzheimer’s Association Alzheimer/Dementia Resources

Alexa Antanavage Antanavage, Farbiarz & Antanavage Estate Planning/ Elder Law Attorney

Ann Barlet Berks County Area Agency on Aging Senior Programs & Funding

Elizabeth Graybill Berks Co. Veterans Affairs Veteran Benefits

Dot Hartman Berks Encore Senior Programs

Wendy Kerschner Comfort Keepers Professional In-Home Caregiving

Mike Hartman First Financial Group Financial Advisor

Maria Radwanski Health Calls Home Health Home Health

Tom Maggiaro Life Choice Hospice Hospice

Mary Clark Transition Connections Senior Moving/Organizing

John Lauer Thrivent Financial Financial Planning / Long Term Care

Future AGING PARENT FAIR dates & locations:

June 18: 5-7pm at AAA: 920 Van Reed Road; Wyomissing, PA 19610

August 20: 3-5pm at Wernersville State Hospital Fire House; Wernersville, PA 19565

The “Aging Parent Fair” is available to churches, service organizations and larger employers wanting to provide senior care and information resources to their congregations, members, communities and employees. Those interested in hosting an “Aging Parent Fair” can contact Wendy Kerschner, Territory Manager of Comfort Keepers, at (610) 413-1995.