Health Link

Each week on 'Health Link,' members of the local medical community discuss a wide variety of issues related to health and healthy living. Hosted by Benita Zahn, the program delves deeper than the usual soundbites to provide you with important health information that is useful, comprehensible and contextualized.

'Health Link' airs Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 10:30 a.m. on WMHT.

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Resources and Information from Health Link

The Sandwich Generation

Are you caring for both an older relative and your own children?  If so, you’re part of the “sandwich generation”.  Some 20 million Americans find themselves squeezed by these demands.  These caregivers are at risk for stress, depression and other health problems. HEALTH LINK shares useful tips and offer resources to help those feeling pressured by the demands of caregiving.

Guests

Michelle Mazzacco
Michelle Mazzacco is the Vice President of Eddy Visiting Nurse Association.  Michelle directly manages numerous programs and services for Sandwich caregivers. She is also able to speak on the entire continuum of Eddy and St. Peter’s Health Partners services that are available for people in that situation.

Maureen Hopkins
Maureen Hopkins is the General Manager of Home Instead Senior Care.  Home Instead Senior Care has been helping families in Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties since 2000 by offer services that enable many seniors to remain and live independently in their home.

Clare Colamaria
Clare Colamaria is the Founder/ President and CEO of A Senior’s Choice, a local organization that works hand in hand with families to help them make tough decisions when it comes to eldercare living transitions, or in securing a safe environment at home. 

Resources

AARP Caregiving Resource Center

About.com - How to Avoid Sandwich Generation Problems 

caregiver.com

The National Caregivers Library by FamilyCare America, Inc

New York State Office for the Aging

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