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Press Release

Balloon Launch to Honor Respite Care Clients for National Family Caregivers Month

Published on Thu, Nov 8, 2012 (12:38 p.m.)

As part of National Family Caregivers Month, Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is holding a reception to honor Respite Care clients who have passed away over the last two years. Environmentally-safe balloons will be released with names of the deceased read aloud.

Special guests include Senator Barbra Cegavske and current respite clients “Sisters” Milly Abraham and Leela Edwin (see attached background). Respite care client families are invited, and more than 50 visitors are expected to attend.

Representatives from Catholic Charities and from Catholic Charities’ Senior Respite Care Program will be available for interviews. Please contact Leslie Carmine for more information.

Monday, November 12 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Catholic Charities St. Vincent Courtyard
1501 Las Vegas Blvd North

All media should enter through Las Vegas Blvd.

According to the National Caregivers Association, “more than 65 million family caregivers in this country fulfill a vital role on the care team. Family caregivers are the most familiar with their care recipients’ medicine regimen; they are the most knowledgeable about the treatment regimen; and they understand best the dietary and exercise regimen.” However, those caregivers also need support and relief. To that extent, Catholic Charities offers non-medical services for families who are caring for a senior, 60 years or older, so that they may continue to care for their loved ones longer.

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is one of the largest nonprofit social service providers in the state. CCSN offers over 20 diverse services designed to help people of all ages regardless of race, religion, or creed. For more information about Catholic Charities please visit our website: http://www.catholiccharities.com/
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