Published Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Senior Living: Understanding Hospice program Dec. 11

From Staff Reports

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Hospice was introduced in the United States more than 30 years ago. While it is now considered a part of mainstream medicine, it is often misunderstood and therefore underutilized.

Many think hospice care is only for people in their last days with cancer. The truth is less than half of the Hospice patients have cancer; others have cardiac disease, dementia, debility, pulmonary disease and stroke.

Understanding what hospice is, who qualifies and what they do is important to you and your family. Take this step and join volunteers for an informative conversation on “Understanding Hospice.”

Cameron Pirouz from Homestead Hospice will be here to explain hospice and to answer questions. The meeting will be on Tuesday, Dec. 11 at 9:30 a.m. at Wesley Woods in Woody’s.

Please RSVP by calling Angela at 770-328-8201 or email at homehelpersgaal@bellsouth.net .

 • Centers announce variety of activities for seniors

The Tommy Thompson Senior Center in Newnan offers fun daily activities, and is located at 29 Hospital Rd. For details on center programs, call 770-683-8600. Activities for the week will include Wii bowling and card games today, chair exercise and Bingo on Thursday with a fall yard sale and quilt sale set for Friday, Nov. 30 beginning at 9 a.m.

Panther Creek Senior Center, located at 2285 W. Hwy. 16 in Sargent; The East Coweta Center, located at 300 Howard Rd. in Senoia; and the Welcome Center, located at 1792 Welcome Rd. in Newnan, all have regular weekly programs for seniors. For information on weekly programs at the East Coweta, Panther Creek or Welcome senior centers, call 770-252-6429.

The Grantville Senior Center is located at 123 LaGrange St. in Grantville. For information on daily activities or special events, call 770-583-2706.

• Concert helps fight senior hunger in Coweta

The place to be on Saturday, Dec. 8 is the Alamo in downtown Newnan. Join the first annual Music for Meals Concert to benefit Meals on Wheels of Coweta. This concert was organized by singer-songwriter Kris Youmans of the Kris Youmans Band to raise money to help Meals on Wheels fight senior hunger in Coweta County.

Concert goers will enjoy great music, food, and unique door prizes.

Barry Richman is the headlining act, followed by the Kris Youmans Band, the Paige McCauley Band, Daniel Williams & Honky Tonk Deluxe, and the Highlife Band.

Mimi Gentry, also a well-known artist, will emcee the event. Newnan’s Mayor Keith Brady will even make an appearance.

The doors open at 4 p.m. with the first band performing at 5 p.m. Tickets are $10 per person, at the door. For more information go to www.mealsonwheelsofcoweta.org or call 678-423-1700.

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