Contact: Julie Willmot
(609) 278-7137

TRENTON, N.J. -Mercer County Executive Brian M. Hughes encourages "boomer" residents to attend a discussion on the challenges that come with caring for aging parents, led by host and guest speaker, Elayne Szyldo of Home Instead Senior Care, and the Mercer County Office on Aging.

The event will be Thursday, July 17, 6:30 to 8 p.m., at Mercer County Connection located at the Acme Shopping Center on Route 33 in Hamilton. Participants can expect to hear tips on starting conversations with aging loved ones about health concerns, driving issues, living arrangements and more. In addition, those who attend will receive a complimentary copy of The 40-70 Rule: A Guide to Conversation Starters for Boomers and their Senior Loved Ones.

"Caring for and effectively communicating with our aging loved ones is an important yet sometimes difficult task," said Hughes. "Through events such as this, people can learn vital information about making their lives and those of their family members easier and generally better. It may also be comforting to participants to find a network of people nearby who may be experiencing the same life circumstances, giving them peers to whom they can relate."

Mercer County Connection will host this event in conjunction with the Mercer County Office on Aging, a department that works to develop senior programming and that advocates by participating in public hearings, providing legislative testimony, spearheading major initiatives, assisting in the monitoring of funded projects, and educating the public regarding the interests and needs of Mercer County's older adults.

To reserve space at this event and to learn more about Mercer County Connection, call (609) 890-9800, or for more information on issues on aging, please contact the Mercer County Office on Aging at (609) 989-6663.