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Fourth Community Cafe focuses on elder care


November 21, 2019

Brian Varela / Petersburg Pilot

Ken Helander, associate state director of advocacy with AARP, addresses a group of residents at last week's Community Cafe. In the background, Petersburg Medical Center CEO Phil Hofstetter listens on attentively.

The Petersburg Medical Center held its fourth Community Cafe last week, which focused on healthcare for the aging population and the concept of "Aging in Place."

Ken Helander, associate state director of advocacy with AARP, spoke on caregiving and other topics to consider to help aging citizens transition from an independent lifestyle to one that requires assistance. A combined total of 89 residents attended the afternoon and evening Community Cafes on Nov. 12. Hospital staff was also available to answer questions throughout the presentation.

"These [Community Cafes] are designed for you,...

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