Aging with Grace Press Releases

April 4, 2012

Senior Independent Lifestyles Inc. Partners with Aging with Grace for Eldercare Services

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Aging with Grace has partnered with Senior Independent Lifestyles Inc. to provide its members with access to its comprehensive eldercare assistance program. The partnership between Senior Independent Lifestyles and Aging with Grace will allow SIL to incorporate this assistance service into its product portfolio, which includes prepaid homecare, telehealth, and discounts for vision, hearing aids, prescriptions and chiropractic care, among other services. SIL offers diverse products and services to enhance the health, lifestyle and wellness of clients.

“We knew from the beginning that we wanted to include Aging with Grace as a core benefit to SIL’s unique suite of products because of the growing need for eldercare,” said Co-Founder and CEO George Palefsky. “There’s a large demand for this type of quality service, and we’re glad to partner with Aging with Grace, a national leader in the eldercare space.”

With the Aging with Grace Eldercare Assistance Program, members are able to access an eldercare advocate who assists with immediate needs, receive assistance to simplify the search for eldercare services and save on the cost of eldercare services. Key features of the program include locations throughout the United States, clear information that helps eliminate eldercare stress, unlimited telephone access to an eldercare specialist and research and referrals for all types of senior care service.

About Aging with Grace
Aging with Grace is a national eldercare assistance program that educates, coordinates and facilitates eldercare options, one family at a time. Founded in 2005, Aging with Grace now assists more than 100,000 families with the financial and emotional challenges of providing care for an elderly loved one. Aging with Grace is provided as an employee benefit at companies throughout the United States and Canada and is available to individual subscribers at www.agingwithgrace.net.

Senior Independent Lifestyles Inc.
Senior Independent Lifestyles Inc. was founded with a commitment to honesty and integrity. Senior Independent Lifestyles “REAL FREEDOM” program is a membership plan that allows seniors to live in the comfort of their own homes. SIL arranges help from a fully licensed, bonded and insured home care provider from its extensive network, or members can choose an SIL-approved friend or neighbor to provide care in the comfort of their own home.

Along with home care benefits Senior Independent Lifestyles Inc. includes a variety of valuable health care services that include products to help maintain independence such as, a two-way voice medical alert system, telephonic geriatric home assessment and access to physicians for consultation and information 24/7; discounts for vision, hearing aids, prescriptions, chiropractic, medication dispensers, telehealth and alternative wellness.

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January 16, 2012

Aging with Grace announces new VP of Operations

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Aging with Grace announced the hiring of Linda Pancio as Vice President of Operations. Ms. Pancio comes to Aging with Grace with close to two decades of experience in the senior healthcare and housing industry, working with industry leaders in CCRC’s, assisted living and hospice.  Her extensive experience in sales, marketing and account management provides the foundation for her new responsibilities at Aging with Grace.

Linda is a graduate of Temple University where she studied Business Administration and Marketing and is a Certified Senior Advisor (CSA®).  She is a member of the Society of Certified Senior Advisors, Professional Care Alliance of the Delaware Valley (PCADV), Eastern Pennsylvania Geriatric Society, Marketing and Public Relations Society of Senior Housing and Service Professionals (MPRS), National Association of Female Executives (NAFE), and various regional senior outreach organizations.  Linda is also the Co-Chair of the Montgomery County, PA Centenarian Celebration.

Aging with Grace is a national eldercare assistance program that educates, coordinates and facilitates eldercare options, one family at a time. Founded in 2005, Aging with Grace now serves over 100,000 families with the financial and emotional challenges of providing care for an elderly loved one. Aging with Grace is provided as an employee benefit at companies throughout the United States and Canada and is available to individual subscribers at www.agingwithgrace.net.
 

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December 28, 2011

Careington Partners with Aging with Grace as Eldercare Assistance Provider

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Carington

FRISCO, Texas – December 21, 2011 – Careington International Corporation has partnered with Aging with Grace to provide its members with access to this eldercare assistance program.

Aging with Grace is a national eldercare assistance program that provides a solution to eldercare stress by educating, coordinating and facilitating senior care options one member at a time. Careington members with this product will have access to a Careington-dedicated area on the Aging with Grace website that includes resource information and a Caregiver Knowledge Base, Caregiver Tool Kit, Helpful Tips and Tools for Managing Caregiver Stress, other resources and links to preferred providers and information for those who prefer to research on their own.

The partnership between Careington and Aging with Grace will allow Careington to incorporate this assistance service into its product portfolio of more than 100 distinct product options, further enhancing the diverse health, lifestyle and wellness packages offered through Careington.

“We believe this is a timely addition to Careington’s unique suite of products because of the growing need for eldercare,” said Careington Chief Sales & Marketing Officer Stewart Sweda. “There’s a large demand for this type of quality service, and we’re glad we were able to find a compassionate solution in Aging with Grace.”

With the Aging with Grace eldercare assistance program, members are able to access an eldercare advocate who assists with immediate needs, to simplify the search for eldercare services and to save on the cost of eldercare services. Key features of the program include locations throughout the United States, it’s simple to understand and helps eliminate eldercare stress, it provides unlimited telephonic access to an eldercare specialist and it provides research and referrals for all types of senior care service providers.

About Careington
Careington International Corporation, a premier operator of discount dental, vision, wellness and lifestyle programs, is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of individuals. Since 1979, Careington has provided affordable discount plans to more than eight million members nationwide. Careington’s discount plans are designed to complement traditional health insurance and provide significant savings on out-of-pocket health care costs.

About Aging with Grace
Aging with Grace is a national eldercare assistance program that educates, coordinates and facilitates eldercare options one family at a time. Founded in 2005, Aging with Grace now serves over 100,000 families with the financial and emotional challenges of providing care for an elderly loved one. Aging with Grace is provided as an employee benefit at companies throughout the United States and Canada and is available to individual subscribers at www.agingwithgrace.net.

For more information, contact Jamie Saunders at jamies@careington.com or (800) 441-0380 ext. 2902

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November 28, 2011

Aetna Selects Aging with Grace as Eldercare Assistance Provider

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HATBORO, PA – Aging with Grace has been selected as the national eldercare assistance provider for Aetna Medicare plan members, CEO Patricia Grace announced today.

The partnership will provide over 825,000 Aetna Medicare plan members with objective and independent guidance on finding and coordinating eldercare services for their elderly loved ones.

“Aetna is taking a leadership position by recognizing the impact of eldercare stress on health and well-being of its members.” said Aging with Grace founder and CEO Patricia Grace. “Aging with Grace is very excited to be in a position to help even more families navigate the financial and emotional challenges of caring for their loved ones.”

The Aging with Grace program provides members with unlimited access to an Eldercare Advocate, who can craft a short-term plan to address immediate needs and establish a long-term plan to meet future goals. The program also includes assistance with Veterans benefits, discounts on senior care services, and resources for managing caregiver stress.

Recent studies confirm the overwhelmingly negative impact of eldercare stress on caregivers’ health and well-being. Adult children caring for an elderly parent are more likely to report depression, diabetes, hypertension, or pulmonary disease. In addition, eldercare stress is estimated to cost US companies over $34 billion lost productivity, absenteeism and turn over. With the first wave of baby boomers turning 65 in 2011, some experts are calling eldercare the childcare issue of the 21st Century.

To find out more about the Aging with Grace visit www.agingwithgrace.net. To schedule an interview about the growing impact of eldercare stress on adult children, the workplace, and the US economy, please contact Jenny Parker McCloskey at Jenny@queenbeecomm.com or (917)-763-3263.

About Aging with Grace

Aging with Grace is a national eldercare assistance program that educates, coordinates, and facilitates eldercare options one family at a time. Founded in 2005, Aging with Grace now serves over 100,000 families with the financial and emotional challenges of providing care for an elderly loved one. Aging with Grace is provided as an employee benefit at companies throughout the United States and Canada and is available to individual subscribers at www.agingwithgrace.net.

About Aetna

Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving approximately 36.5 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities and health care management services for Medicaid plans. Our customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.

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Jenny Parker McCloskey
Queen Bee Communications
jenny@queenbeecomm.com
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November 16, 2011

USI Affinity Selects Aging with Grace as Eldercare Assistance Provider

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USI Affinity Selects Aging with Grace as Eldercare Assistance Provider

HATBORO, PA – Aging with Grace has been selected as the eldercare assistance provider for USI Affinity, the Philadelphia-based broker, administrator and distributor of insurance and financial products and services.

The selection will bring access to the Aging with Grace eldercare assistance program to more than 400 associations representing nearly 20 million members throughout the United States. The Aging with Grace program guides families through finding and coordinating services for their elderly loved ones.

“The selection by USI Affinity promises to grow our reach to an even greater number of families nationwide,” said Aging with Grace, founder and CEO Patricia Grace. “As our society continues to age, it is crucial that insurance programs, companies and associations address the growing problem of eldercare stress in their workforce.”

“The selection of Aging with Grace came after a careful review and evaluation,” said USI Affinity CEO Doug Kreitzberg. “When it comes to eldercare assistance, it can be difficult to find a resource that is independent, objective and focused solely on finding the best solution for each individual family. We found that in Aging with Grace.”

The Aging with Grace program provides members with unlimited access to an eldercare advocate, who can craft a short-term plan to address immediate needs and establish a long-term plan to meet future goals. The program also includes assistance with veterans benefits, discounts on senior care services and resources for managing caregiver stress. Aging with Grace is a subscription-based service.

Eldercare stress is estimated to cost U.S. companies more than $34 billion in lost productivity, absenteeism and turnover. Recent studies confirm the stress of caring for an elderly loved one impacts employees’ health and well-being. Employees who care for an elderly parent are more likely to report depression, diabetes, hypertension or pulmonary disease. Some experts are calling eldercare the childcare issue of the 21st Century.

About Aging with Grace
Aging with Grace is a national eldercare assistance program that educates, coordinates and facilitates eldercare options, one family at a time. Founded in 2005, Aging with Grace now serves over 100,000 families with the financial and emotional challenges of providing care for an elderly loved one. Aging with Grace is provided as an employee benefit at companies throughout the United States and Canada and is available to individual subscribers at www.agingwithgrace.net.

About USI Affinity
For over 75 years, the divisions of USI Affinity have developed, marketed and administered insurance and financial programs that offer Affinity clients and their members unique advantages in coverage, price and service. As the endorsed provider of more than 400 Affinity clients representing more than 20 million members, USI Affinity has the experience and know-how to navigate the marketplace and offer the most comprehensive and innovative insurance packages available. 

USI is a portfolio company of Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, a private equity affiliate of Goldman Sachs & Co.

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Jenny Parker McCloskey
Queen Bee Communications
jenny@queenbeecomm.com
(917) 763-3263

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November 9, 2011

Millions of Vets Missing Out on Cash Benefits

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HATBORO, PA – Millions of veterans and their families are missing out on cash benefits worth nearly $2,000 a month. The benefit, known as the Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefit, helps pay for in-home assistance or care in a nursing home or assisted living facility. Most often vets and their families fail to receive this benefit simply because they are not aware of it or assume they are ineligible.

Approximately 105,000 veterans received the Aid and Attendance benefit last year. The pool for potential recipients suggests that the number should be much larger: There are an estimated 2 million World War II vets still living, along with 2.6 million living Korean War vets and 7.7 million Vietnam vets. In many cases the surviving spouse of a veteran is also eligible for the benefit.

Patricia Grace, the founder and CEO of Aging with Grace, a national eldercare assistance organization, offers veterans and their families these tips for claiming the Aid and Attendance benefit:

  • Check Your Eligibility. Aid and Attendance is a pension benefit and is not dependent upon service-related injuries. To qualify, you must be a wartime veteran, age 65 or older with 90 days of active duty, be in need of assistance with daily tasks and have on average less than $80,000 in assets. A single, surviving spouse of a wartime veteran may apply for the benefit. The non-profit website www.veteranaid.org can help you learn more about eligibility.

  • Get VA-Accredited Advice. Getting expert advice can help veterans make the most of their benefits and expedite the claims process. Just be sure the advice is from an attorney, claims agent or a veterans service representative who is accredited by the Department of Veterans Affairs. The VA requires that non-family advisors be accredited to assist veterans with benefit claims. A VA-accredited professional has passed the VA-administered exams and character checks to ensure veterans get qualified assistance in presenting their claims. To find an accredited professional or to check accreditation, visit the Department of Veterans Affairs website, www.vagov

  • Never Pay Someone to Make a Claim for You. By law, accredited professionals cannot charge a fee for their claims services.

About Patricia Grace

Patricia Grace is the founder and CEO of Aging with Grace, a sought-after national speaker and a frequent on-air guest, discussing topics such as Medicare, caregiver stress, veterans' issues, and the social and economic impact of our aging society. She regularly shares her expertise via her blog www.awgcareconnection.blogspot.com, her radio program, www.blogtalkradio.com, and her examiner.com. For more, visit www.agingwithgrace.net

To book an interview with Patricia Grace on this topic, contact Jenny Parker McCloskey at (917) 763-3263 or jenny@queenbeecomm.com (media calls only please.)

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November 15, 2010

Concerns Spike During Holiday Gatherings

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Hatboro, PA — Holidays should be a time of family cheer. Yet often, these gatherings leave adult children full of concern about the health and safety of their aging parents. Experts advise adult children to discuss long-term care plans with parents well in advance of a crisis or illness. But how can you begin that difficult and often emotional conversation? What if your parents refuse to discuss their long-term independence?

Patricia Grace, a nationally recognized eldercare expert and the CEO of Aging with Grace, offers these strategies to help adult children to get "the conversation" off to a right start.

  • Avoid role reversal. It's an easy trap to fall into, especially for adult children who are parents themselves. Treat your parents as equals and be prepared for them to make their own decisions. 
  • Plan the conversation. Holiday dinners might not be the best time to launch this sensitive conversation. Plan a separate time when parents are relaxed and healthy.
  • Don't tackle everything in one conversation. It isn't realistic to expect a single "once and done" talk.  Leave time for everyone to contemplate the issues and each other's concerns.
  • Make a list. Consider giving your parents a list of questions or concerns in advance, so they can feel prepared, not ambushed.
  • Respect their resistance. Resistance to talking about long-term independence is normal. Respect parents' feelings. If they make it clear they want to avoid the topic, try another time.
  • Consider indirect approaches. Look for small openings help start a conversation about the future.  When a parent expresses a concern about a friend or a recent struggle with a daily task, ask a gentle follow-up question that will help lead the conversation.
  • Set limits for yourself. Parents' choices may not be the "best", but don't let them run your life. Set your own limits with how involved you can be. 

Aging with Grace is a national eldercare assistance program that educates, coordinates and facilitates eldercare options one family at a time. Founded in 2005, Aging with Grace now serves more than 100,000 families with the financial and emotional challenges of providing care for an elderly loved one.  Aging with Grace is provided as an employee benefit at companies throughout the United States and Canada and is available to individual subscribers at www.agingwithgrace.net

For more information or to schedule aninterview with Patricia Grace, contact Jenny Parker McCloksey at (610)-527-0260 or jpmccloskey@me.com

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November 2, 2009

Aging with Grace & Emeritus Corporation Launch Ask the Expert, a Complimentary Resource for Seniors and Their Loved Ones

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Hatboro, PA November 02, 2009 - Aging with Grace, a national provider of eldercare management services, has partnered with Emeritus Corporation, a national provider of assisted living and dementia care services, to launch Ask the Expert, an online resource center that will connect seniors and their loved ones with eldercare experts who can provide guidance and answers on senior care questions.

Ask the Expert allows concerned caregivers to reach out for assistance, either through a phone call or by submitting questions via email. Emeritus and Aging with Grace have created "A Call for Care" to provide guidance on topics ranging from long-term care planning to VA Pension benefits to Medicare and insurance plans to information and guidance on all the eldercare services and options available to seniors today.

"The Emeritus commitment to excellence and education matches that of Aging with Grace," said Patricia Grace, CEO and founder of the eldercare service.

"Caring for a loved one can be an incredibly rewarding experience, though it can also be an extremely challenging task without qualified resources to help guide your decision making," added Granger Cobb, president and co-CEO of Emeritus Corporation. "By creating Ask the Expert, we hope to connect those seeking answers or guidance with professionals who specialize in eldercare and caregiver issues. We are pleased to have partnered with such seasoned professionals and look forward to working together to provide a valuable resource for seniors and their caregivers in need."

Interested persons can contact the Aging with Grace Experts by visiting www.emeritus.com/resources/faq/ or by calling 1-888-657-5598.

About Aging with Grace:
Aging with Grace is an eldercare resource company that provides a solution to the growing problem of elder caregiver stress. It provides exclusive eldercare management for the American Federation of Government Employees, Alliance for Retired Americans, California School Employees Association to name a few. Aging with Grace is offered as a paid or voluntary workplace benefit throughout the United States and Canada.

About Emeritus Corporation:
Emeritus Corporation is a national provider of assisted living and Alzheimer's and related dementia care services to seniors. Emeritus is one of the largest and most experienced operators of free-standing assisted living communities located throughout the United States. These communities provide a residential housing alternative for senior citizens who need assistance with the activities of daily living, with an emphasis on personal care services, which provides support to the residents in the aging process. Emeritus currently operates 309 communities in 36 states representing capacity for approximately 27,200 units and approximately 32,400 residents.

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October 15, 2009

New LifeStyles and Aging with Grace now offer consumers Personal Assistance in their Eldercare search

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New LifeStyles, the most comprehensive source on the web for senior housing and care, is now offering personal assistance service through Aging with Grace for people using NewLifeStyles.com to find communities or services for themselves, loved ones and others

Online visitors can access the services of Aging with Grace through a program that includes unlimited telephone access to experienced eldercare specialists for assistance with immediate needs and long-term planning. Trained eldercare consultants can use New Lifestyles' comprehensive, easy-to-navigate database to help the consumer find the right solution for their personal situation. If the consumer gets to the point where they would like some guidance in the process or an expert to answer a question or two, Aging with Grace experts will be available through an exclusive toll-free number.

"New LifeStyles recognizes that the search for senior housing and care can be a daunting one. While our website and print guides have always provided an extensive selection of quality options and resources, the consumer often needs the help of an unbiased expert," says Doug Fusella, President, New LifeStyles. "We are now proud and honored to be providing this personal assistance through the experts at Aging with Grace!"

"We are pleased to be partnering with a company that shares our passion for helping the elderly and those that love them," says Aging with Grace CEO, Patricia Grace. "It's a pleasure to be working with a company that is synonymous with senior housing information."

Details on the program are available immediately by calling (866) 369-8072.

ABOUT NEW LIFESTYLES

Founded in 1987, New LifeStyles provides the most comprehensive senior housing and care information to individuals in the U.S. and Canada. Over four million FREE copies of New LifeStyles Guide to senior living and care and The CareGuide are distributed annually. An extensive database of communities and providers, as well as helpful resources can be found at www.NewLifeStyles.com. For additional information, call 800....

ABOUT AGING WITH GRACE

Founded in 2005 as "your solution to eldercare stress," Aging with Grace recognizes the need for a comprehensive eldercare service for the working families of the U.S. & Canada. The mission of Aging with Grace is to educate, coordinate and facilitate eldercare options, one family at a time. For additional information: www.agingwithgrace.net or call 215.672.8090.

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September 28, 2009

Aging with Grace Establishes a Canadian Connection

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September 28, 2009 Philadelphia, PA - Aging with Grace, a national eldercare resource management company that provides solutions and resources to caregivers throughout the U.S. and Canada, has joined forces with Elder Caring, Inc., a geriatric care management company headquartered in Toronto, Canada.

"Since Aging with Grace provides service for several thousand union families in Canada it was logical that we would reach out to a Canadian company that has a national reach with a reputation for excellence," says Patricia Grace, founder and CEO, Aging with Grace. "After speaking with Audrey Miller and learning about the scope of service that Elder Caring, Inc. provides, I knew that working together was the best way to help our Canadian members."

Founded by Audrey Miller, MSW, RSW, CCRC, CCLCP, Elder Caring, Inc was created to meet a growing need in the community for a coordinated, professional and interdisciplinary approach to service delivery with a focus on the health and well-being of the older person and their family.

The Elder Caring team is a group of experts with backgrounds in Social Work, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Gerontology. As working professionals in the field, all of team members have many years of experience in working with the disabled, the elderly, and their families.

Aging with Grace is a national eldercare resource management company that works with employers, benefit consultants, labor unions, health and welfare funds and associations to address the growing issue of elder caregiver stress in the workplace. A partial client list includes the American Federation of Government Employees, AFSCME, and the Alliance for Retired Americans.

For additional information on Elder Caring, Inc. please contact1.866.473.8887 for information on Aging with Grace please call 888-698-9879.

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August 18, 2009

Gilbert Guide and Aging with Grace Team Up to Offer Personalized Eldercare to Consumers

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Gilbert Guide and Aging with Grace Combine Forces to Launch Comprehensive Personalized Eldercare Assistance Program to Take the Stress Out of Senior Care & Planning

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) August 18, 2009 -- Gilbert Guide, the most comprehensive site on the web for everything related to senior care and aging, is teaming up with Aging with Grace to offer a Personal Eldercare Service for people facing issues associated with aging or boomers helping their aging parents.

Gilbert Guide readers can now sign up for a program that includes unlimited telephone access to experienced eldercare specialists for assistance with immediate needs and long-term planning and an extensive list of useful services and support designed to take the stress out of eldercare and planning.

Other program benefits include a step-by-step guide to VA Benefits for Aid and Attendance, copies of the Aging with Grace Caregiver Tool Kit and Tips & Tools for Managing Caregiver Stress, access to a caregiver support library, online tools for writing and scheduling, and direct access to the CareConnection online caregiver community to connect with people facing similar day-to-day caregiver challenges. A full list of services and benefits can be found at Gilbert Guide

Gilbert Guide is also providing direct access to its renowned National Senior Care Provider Directory, its library of expert articles on a wide range of senior related topics, and its Weekly Insider aging product feature newsletter to Aging with Grace's eldercare specialists and current clientele.

"Our goal has always been to reduce the stress surrounding aging by providing the most comprehensive senior care content on the web and efficiently direct people to the solutions they need," said Jason Gilbert, COO of Gilbert Guide. "Teaming up with Aging with Grace allows us to provide an incredible, collective pool of personal and online expert services and support to both Gilbert Guide and Aging with Grace users, saving people time and money."

"The collaboration of personal assistance offered by Aging with Grace and the extensive on-line database of senior care resources provided by the Gilbert Guide, makes this a powerful eldercare resource," says Patricia Grace, CEO of Aging with Grace. "We are pleased to be partnering with a company that shares our passion for helping the elderly and those that love them."

The comprehensive program is available immediately at an economical annual price of $34.95. People can call a toll free number to access the service: (866) 369-8072 or online at Gilbert Guide Personal Eldercare Service

About Gilbert Guide

Established in 2004, Gilbert Guide is the leading senior care website where families find practical solutions, expert information and the most comprehensive senior housing guide and homecare directory for aging parents and loved ones. It was founded on the concept that quality matters, and its primary goal is to educate consumers on a breadth of senior care and aging issues. For more information: www.gilbertguide.com.

About Aging with Grace

Founded in 2005 as "your solution to eldercare stress," Aging with Grace recognizes the need for a comprehensive eldercare service for the working families of the U.S. and Canada. The mission of Aging with Grace is to educate, coordinate and facilitate eldercare options one family at a time. For additional information: www.agingwithgrace.net.

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July 1, 2009

Life Care Funding Group and Aging with Grace Announce Strategic Partnership

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For Immediate Release

Life Care Funding Group and Aging with Grace Announce Strategic Partnership

Organizations launch national education campaign about funding solutions and senior support services for millions of families

(June 30, 2009) Lewiston, ME — Life Care Funding Group and Aging with Grace announced today that they have launched a national education campaign and will work together to bring their expertise to millions of families across the United States. Life Care Funding Group is a leading provider of "Funding Solutions for Senior Living" and currently works with more than 60 providers of senior housing and long-term care across 1,500 facilities throughout the U.S. Aging with Grace is a leading senior housing information and support service currently being offered to more than 13 million families through a wide variety of sources, including benefit consultants, employer groups, and health and welfare funds as a workplace benefit.

By working together, the two organizations will educate families across the United States about funding and support services to ease the transition into senior housing and long-term care. Aging with Grace will make the Life Care Funding benefit available to its extensive network of exclusive subscribers. Life Care Funding Group will introduce the Aging with Grace Program to its national network of senior living providers, professional resources and the thousands of people that visit the company's website every month.

"We are very pleased to be working with the amazing team running Aging with Grace," said Chris Orestis, Life Care Funding Group's founder and president, "we feel it is critical in this day and age to provide families and the senior living industry with as many options as possible to help people make a successful transition into the "senior living" stage of life."

"Aging with Grace provides informational support through our website and one-on-one with our Eldercare Advisors. By adding funding solutions to our program, we will be able to help families with one of the biggest problems we see every day—affording the costs of senior housing and care," explained Patricia Grace, the co-founder and CEO of Aging with Grace.

Both organizations have linked websites and Facebook pages, and are reaching out to their respective client bases to generate more awareness about these options. Chris Orestis has also joined the "Panel of Experts" for Aging with Grace and will be authoring regular Blog entries about financial matters impacting seniors, and will be available to consumers through their "Ask an Expert" program.

Life Care Funding Group (www.lifecarefunding.com) can be reached at 888-670-7773 or info@lifecarefunding.com.

Aging with Grace (www.agingwithgrace.net) can be reached at 800-626-9440 or info@agingwithgrace.net.

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April 27, 2009

Aging with Grace and iGuard.org Partner to Provide Personalized Drug Safety Information

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Aging with Grace and iGuard.org Partner to Provide Personalized Drug Safety Information

Eldercare Givers and Seniors Get New Tool to Keep Informed About Medication Safety

HATBORO, Pa. — April 27, 2009 — Families facing eldercare challenges now have a more powerful resource to help them navigate the maze of responsibilities. Aging with Grace, a leading eldercare management company, today announces its partnership with iGuard.org, a free web-based drug safety monitoring service, to create a new way for seniors and their caregivers to learn about their medicines and protect them from adverse drug interactions and other medication safety issues. 

The new service, called The Rx Guardian, provides individuals with timely and personalized drug safety reports, safety alerts and product recalls by utilizing real time feeds from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and major drug manufacturers. Many seniors have multiple physicians who might not be aware of all the medications each patient is taking. When a new prescription is written without that knowledge, harmful drug interactions or changes ineffectiveness could occur. The Rx Guardian provides a tool to better manage information about multiple medications, or polypharmacy. 

Polypharmacy is most common among people over age 65. Approximately one-fifth of them take at least 10 medications a week. The Institute of Medicine estimates that at least 1.5 million adverse drug events occur in the United States every year, thousands of them fatal. Studies indicate that about one-third of these drug reactions among senior citizens — and 42% of serious, life threatening or fatal events are preventable. 

How The Rx Guardian Helps

This partnership makes iGuard.org's signature medication safety information program available to the eldercare community through Aging with Grace. Once registered on The Rx Guardian, individuals receive a personalized safety report that checks medications for potential side effects, treatment duplication, drug-drug interactions as well as drug-disease interactions. Aging with Grace members will be emailed clinically-reviewed safety alerts and recalls that emerge from the medications listed on member profiles. 

Empowering Aging with Grace Members with Personalized Information

"Medication management is important for all of us, especially the elderly," says Patricia Grace, CEO of Aging with Grace. "With older people taking multiple medications, along with over the counter pharmacy products, it is important for them and their families to be informed about possible drug interactions and prescription duplications. Partnering with iGuard.org, Aging with Grace is able to provide a valuable, yet free service to our members and other professionals who serve the geriatric community." 

Dr. Hugo Stephenson, president and founder of iGuard.org, says, "We are proud to partner with Aging with Grace because they share our commitment to improving medication safety by providing seniors and their caregivers with the information they need to take a more active role in their health care." 

Aging with Grace is a leading national eldercare resource company that works with labor unions, health and welfare funds, employee benefits consultants and associations to address the impact of elder caregiver stress in the workplace. Founded in 2005, Aging with Grace enjoys exclusive contracts with the Alliance for Retired Americans and the American Federation of Government Employees, to name a few. For more information please visit agingwithgrace.net. or call Aging with Grace at 1-800-626-9440. 

iGuard.org offers a free and secure source of information for registered users who want to get informed, stay informed and share feedback about their medications . Founded by drug researchers in 2007, iGuard.org is committed to improving medication safety by providing more than one million Americans with the information they need to take more a more active role in their own health care. In addition to safety related information, patients will have the opportunity to learn about clinical trials for specific conditions and or medications.

Registration is free online at The RX Guardian.org.

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October 21, 2008

American Federation of Government Employees to Offer Aging with Grace Management Services

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American Federation of Government Employees to Offer Aging with Grace Management Services

2008-10-21
By Christine Schonewolf

Aging with Grace, a national eldercare resource company headquartered in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, has announced that it has been awarded an exclusive contract to provide eldercare services to the membership of the American Federation of Government Employees Retired Americans. AFGE is the largest federal employee union and represents more than 600,000 employees of the federal government nationwide. The Department of Justice, Department of Defense, the Department of Veterans Affairs and the Social Security Administration account for the highest union membership for AFGE.

Mark Williams, National Benefits Director for AFGE recently stated that, "approximately 4.5 million union families across the nation are dealing with eldercare issues. I am pleased to be able to offer these services to our members. AWG will bring quality information to those who are caring for an elderly family member and it is only a computer click or call away."

AWG, a comprehensive eldercare management company, recognizes first hand that more and more American workers are dealing with eldercare issues. The economic impact of this social demand on employers and employees is staggering. Employers face lack of productivity, increased absenteeism, workday interruptions, leaving work early, and lack of concentration amongst their workers. The employee also stands to suffer great financial loss. In a recent survey, nearly 40% of participants reported that caregiving issues interfered with advancements in the workplace. Additionally, 29% stated that they had passed on a promotion due to caregiving commitments.

AWG has developed a program to help. It provides experienced Eldercare Specialists who work with families to create short-term plans for immediate needs as well as long-term planning. They educate members and coordinate contact between services such as in-home care, adult day care or referral to a senior living community.

AWG founder Patricia Grace said "I am proud to offer the expertise of the company's Eldercare Specialists to the AFGE members. Our Eldercare Specialists are highly trained to work with families to create short-term plans for immediate needs as well as long-term planning. They will educate the members and coordinate contact between services such as in-home care, adult day care or referral to a senior living community."

To learn more about Aging with Grace, contact an Eldercare Specialist, toll free at 888-698-9879 or visit the website at www.agingwithgrace.net.

Contact:
Christine Schonewolf
Director of Marketing
215.672.8090 x105
christine@agingwithgrace.net


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October 8, 2008

CogniFit Selected as Exclusive Provider of Brain Fitness Programs

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CogniFit Selected as Exclusive Provider of BrainFitness Programs for Aging with Grace, an Eldercare Management Company 

CogniFit to Provide Special Pricing on its PersonalizedBrain Fitness Software for Aging with Grace Members, Business Partners andAffiliates

Seattle, WA — October 8, 2008 — CogniFit,Ltd., the leading producer of personalized brain fitness programs, announced today that it has been chosen by Aging with Grace, a national eldercare management company, to be the exclusive provider of brain fitness programs to its members, business partners and affiliates. CogniFit has the only online brain fitness program that gives users an assessment of their cognitive functions, and then personalizes the computer-based training depending on each user's needs.

"We're excited that Aging with Grace selected our CogniFit Brain Fitness program to offer to its customers," said Shlomo Breznitz, Ph.D., founder and president of CogniFit. "Neuroscience has recently revealed the brain's elasticity; that something can be done to save the mind from age-related decline. This scientifically-validated product will help Aging with Grace members to lead healthy and active lives."

CogniFit's Brain Fitness program makes an assessment of a user's current brain fitness across 14 key cognitive abilities such as short-term memory, attention skills and perceptual skills,and then creates a personalized exercise program based on the user's results.  Each user's exercise program is tailored to improve those abilities that are most in need. This is done through a series of 20-minute exercises (three times per week) that are fun and quick to do.  By improving basic brain functions, CogniFit products have the potential to dramatically lower the cost of workers' compensation and health insurance premiums.

CogniFit will provide special introductory pricing on its products to Aging with Grace members.  Initially, these members will have access to the CogniFit Brain Fitness application, and other CogniFit programs will be made available as they are brought online.

"We are impressed by how much scientific research went into developing the CogniFit programs to ensure they are as targeted and effective as possible," said Patricia Grace, founder and CEO of Aging with Grace. "Our partnership with CogniFit will help us share this remarkable technology with our members, partners and affiliates to enhance the quality of life for aging adults."

About Aging with Grace
Patricia Grace is the founder of Aging with Grace, a national eldercare management company.  AWG has achieved great success as a nationally recognized company, providing solutions to eldercare stress in the workplace, in the United States and Canada. Aging with Grace has developed an innovative approach that focuses on educating, coordinating and facilitating individualized care options one family at a time. This advanced concept provides the services and resources that are needed by the working caregiver.

To learn more about Aging with Grace, call 888-698-9879 or visit the website at www.agingwithgrace.net.

Aging with Grace is a national eldercare resource company that is the exclusive provider of eldercare services for Union Plus and the Alliance for Retired Americans. Aging with Grace offers solutions to caregivers faced with the stress of caring for an elderly loved one.    

About CogniFit

CogniFit brain fitness programs provide an assessment of the 14 key cognitive abilitiesbefore creating personalized training programs.  Based on more than 30 years ofneuro-scientific research, CogniFit's scientifically-validated brain fitnessprograms adjust to each user's skills and needs to help enhance their cognitiveperformance and health.  Shlomo Breznitz, Ph.D., founded CogniFit in 1999with the goal of using the latest cognitive research to help people of all agesmaintain and improve their quality of life through brain fitness assessment andtraining.  Dr. Breznitz has had a long and distinguished academic careerand has been at the forefront of cognitive training using a personal computer. CogniFit offers training programs for a wide range of cognitive skillsneeded for everyday functioning, as well as cognitive skills needed forspecific activities such as driving.  To learn more about CogniFit, pleasecall (866) 669-6223, or visit the website at www.cognifit.com.

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October 7, 2008

seniorDECISION and Aging with Grace Announce Partnership

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Contact: Leslie Gilliam 202/262-5744                

seniorDECISION and Aging with Grace Announce Partnership Offering
Online Consumer Senior Living Reviews and Eldercare Management

(Takoma Park, MD -October 7, 2008) seniorDECISION, the nation's only online provider of consumer ratings and reviews of senior living has announced its partnership with Pennsylvania-based Aging with Grace, a leading eldercare management company.

Through the partnership, customers of both companies will be offered access to services ranging from discounted senior living services, consumer ratings and reviews of senior housing and home health providers, as well as telephone counseling for caregivers.

"We are excited to join Aging with Grace in bringing a wealth of senior living knowledge to those about to make one of the greatest emotional and financial decisions of their lives," said Rob Liebreich, co-founder of seniorDECISION.

"Working with seniorDECISION will allow us to expand our relationship with senior housing and home health providers to offer seniors and their caregivers the best value for their money," said Patricia Grace, founder and CEO of Aging with Grace.

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seniorDECISION.com, co-founded by Rob and Jennifer Liebreich is the nation's only web service providing consumer reviews and ratings of nursing homes, assisted living, retirement and independent living, and home health agencies. There is no charge to post or read reviews and advertising from senior living providers is not accepted. seniorDECISION.com launched in fall 2007 with a mission to make the senior living provider search less frustrating for caregivers; to give a voice to the millions of consumers eager to share their housing experiences; and to promote the best practices of senior living providers in an effort to reform an industry. For more information, please visit the website, seniorDECISION.com. To schedule an interview, please contact, Leslie Gilliam at 202/262-5744 or emailleslie@seniordecision.com.

Aging with Grace is a leading national eldercare resource company that works with labor unions, health and welfare funds, employee benefits consultants and associations to address the impact of eldercare giver stress in the workplace. Founded in 2005 by Patricia Grace, CEO, Aging with Grace enjoys exclusive contracts with the Alliance for Retired Persons and the American Federation of Government Employees. For more information please visit the website, agingwithgrace.net. To schedule an interview, call Aging with Grace at 1-800-626-9440.

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August 19, 2008

Aging with Grace to Premier on BlogTalkRadio

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Philadelphia, PA, August 19, 2008 — BlogTalkRadio welcomes Patricia Grace, CEO of Aging with Grace, to its live radio network. The weekly show premiers on Tuesday, September 2, 2008 at 8 a.m. EST. Ms. Grace, a leader in the field of eldercare issues, is elated to be bringing her passion for the elderly to this forum.

Each week the show will focus on a specific eldercare subject. With her vast knowledge base, Ms. Grace has the ability to run the gamut on issues ranging from Alzheimer's disease to Veterans Aid and Attendance Benefits. 

Ms. Grace warmly invites you to join the conversation by logging into www.blogtalkradio.com, category Family. The main goal of the Aging with Grace BlogTalkRadio show is to educate families on eldercare issues. On this social radio network, the audience has the ability to connect quickly and directly with the program's host. 

Patricia Grace is the founder of Aging with Grace, a national eldercare management company. AWG has achieved great success as a nationally recognized company, providing solutions to eldercare stress in the workplace in the United States and Canada. Aging with Grace has developed an innovative approach that focuses on educating, coordinating and facilitating individualized care options, one family at a time. This advanced concept provides the services and resources that are needed by the working caregiver. 

To learn more about Aging with Grace, call Toll Free (800) 626-9440 or visit the website at www.agingwithgrace.net.

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July 1, 2008

Alliance for Retired Americans to Offer Aging with Grace

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July 1, 2008

Philadelphia, PA

Aging with Grace, a national eldercare resource company, headquartered in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, has been awarded an exclusive contract to provide eldercare services to the membership of the Alliance for Retired Americans. The 3.6 million members include retired teachers, nurses, environmentalists, lawyers and government workers.

Steve Hayes, Director of Business Development noted, "More and more of our members were requesting information on resources for caregivers and services for the elderly. We were comfortable offering Aging with Grace, since they have experience working with large groups and organizations in the US and Canada. Also, having worked with Patricia Grace at our Regional Conferences, I became quite impressed with their knowledge of and passion for the elderly and those that care for them."

"Both organizations strive to provide the highest quality products and services to improve the lives of retirees and their families," said Patricia Grace, Founder and CEO. "Aging with Grace is the nationally recognized solution to eldercare stress in the workplace as well as a resource for retired Americans and their families. In providing services for the members of these groups, AWG will educate, coordinate and facilitate individualized eldercare options to their members."

To learn how you can Age with Grace contact an Eldercare Specialist at 888-698-9879 or visit the website at www.agingwithgrace.net.

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May 16, 2008

Blooming Baby Boomers Prepare Working Caregivers for the Future

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Philadelphia, PA. With the first of the baby boomer generation turning 60, and the advent of the "silver tsunami" upon us, many of the moms of today are taking on the added responsibility of caring for aging parents or other loved ones. What was once referred to as the "sandwich generation", is now becoming the "club sandwich generation." Today's moms, ages 35-45, are sandwiched between caring for their own families, and assuming the responsibility of their parents and, in many cases, grandparents or even aunts and uncles.

Balancing all the responsibility has truly become a juggling act. Attending a child's final soccer game versus taking grandmom to a medical appointment has become a stressful decision that tugs at the hearts of caregivers. Coupled with working full time, the reality of the days growing longer as the nights grow shorter becomes increasingly evident.

It is not surprising that statistics show the burden of caregiving still falls on the woman of the household, as the majority of informal caregivers remains female. The number of men in this role is increasing steadily, however, with a 60/40 ratio of female/male caregivers.

The role of assisting an elderly loved one is not a one-time event. It is ongoing and constantly changing as medical, social and financial needs evolve. This added responsibility compounds the stresses of daily life and in many cases results in negative change in the complexion of the family. "Often, I meet family members who feel overwhelmed by guilt, confusion and fear, because they made a promise to take care of their parents. Out of love, many feel the responsibility to provide eldercare themselves," says founder and CEO Patricia Grace, "Most often, this is not the best choice."

In addition, today's slumping real estate market further exacerbates the need for caregivers, as many elderly are choosing to remain in their large family homes. Then suddenly, a health crisis arises and the caregiver is faced with making arrangements without full knowledge of what elder care options are available. Searching for appropriate care and/or services is often a confusing and daunting task. Not knowing which options would be most appropriate for one's individual situation makes it more complicated and frustrating. Furthermore, the "maze" of eldercare options available on the internet can often lead to more confusion. "Helping families find the right care option while offering them the healing touch of patience, understanding, and knowledge is the cornerstone of the Aging with Grace program," Grace says

Aging with Grace, a national eldercare resource company, recognizes that eldercare challenges are emotionally and physically draining. Planning for the current and future needs of aging loved ones takes time and money — both of which are often in short supply. As a company, Aging with Grace embraces the mission of educating, coordinating and facilitating the many eldercare issues that face families each day and helps caregivers through the murky waters of eldercare. Membership in the Aging with Grace Network is offered at $34.95 per year per family. This membership includes unlimited telephone support for issues related to eldercare; member discounts for senior services and programs; as well as value added programs to help ease the burden of caregiving. One call to an experienced Aging with Grace eldercare specialist can point a caregiver in the right direction for the services and programs that fit their individualized needs. While the puzzle may look unsolvable today, the staff of Aging with Grace will offer support and guidance with immediate needs and development of a workable plan for the future.

The Aging with Grace program brings an affordable option to many working caregivers faced with issues related to eldercare responsibilities. In light of the aging workforce, coupled with a decrease in the available workers needed to replace them, more and more forward thinking employers and labor groups are offering the AWG program to help their workers manage this growing issue. By placing expert help a phone call away for their working caregivers, these companies and health & welfare funds are taking good care of their business by taking good care of their employees and members.

To learn more about the AWG program and how it might benefit you or your organization, visit www.agingwithgrace.net or call 888-698-9879.

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February 10, 2008

Aging with Grace, LLC Develops Quality Management & Performance Improvement Program

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Hatboro, PA - Aging with Grace has joined with Lou Ann Lamattina, RN, MPA, CPHQ, to develop a quality management program that is designed to achieve desirable outcomes in the delivery of service by Aging with Grace. "This addition to the Aging with Grace Program will provide for an efficiency of operation and enhance the satisfaction of clients, members and employees of Aging with Grace," says Patricia grace, founder and CEO of Aging with Grace.

Aging with Grace is a nationally recognized solution to eldercare stress in the workplace. Advances in medicine and technology allow people to live longer, resulting in the need for many individuals active in the work force to be faced with the need to manage their loved ones' eldercare needs. Aging with Grace has developed an innovative approach that is focused on educating, coordinating and facilitating individualized care options, one family at a time. 

Aging with Grace is not only a welcomed solution for employees but also a leading force for providing assistance in lowering employee healthcare costs, reducing absenteeism and boosting productivity for employers. Aging with Grace is the provider of eldercare management services for the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters and the Philadelphia Council of the AFL-CIO.

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November 30, 2007

Giving the Gift of Time

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Hatboro, PA - Aging with Grace has joined with the Twilight Wish Foundation to offer distance caregivers the opportunity to give the best gift for the Holidays — the Gift of Time.  During the busiest time of year, it is often hard to spend time with those special people in our lives, especially when they may not live nearby.

Patricia Grace, founder and CEO of Aging with Grace, has created the perfect opportunity for families that live at a distance to make a difference in a loved ones' holiday. With one simple phone call, relatives or friends can arrange for a one-hour visit along with the gift of a seasonal plant, cookies and eggnog.  In addition, the Twilight Wish Foundation has been selected as the beneficiary of this annual holiday program and will receive $100 for each "Gift of Time" purchased.  The Twilight Wish Foundation grants wishes to seniors who cannot make their own wishes come true. "With the help of many people across the country, we will reach our goal of $50,000 to donate to this wonderful organization," said Grace.

"Knowing that the holidays can be a very lonely time for many seniors as well as a frantic time for caregivers, Aging with Grace is once again providing an opportunity for all to embrace this holiday season," said Elizabeth Adams, Director of Care Management.

Aging with Grace is a comprehensive geriatric care management company that provides solutions for eldercare issues. The company offers the expertise, compassion and planning necessary to streamline the process so children can not only manage to keep up with today's issues for their parents or aging loved one but also plan ahead for future health care needs. AWG specializes in geriatric care management, senior move management, individual and family geriatric counseling, and elder law services. The caring staff of AWG relieves the uncertainty, worry and intimidation associated with eldercare issues and assists families with navigating eldercare options. AWG is a leading force for providing assistance in lowering employee healthcare costs, reducing absenteeism and boosting productivity for employers.

To learn more about Twilight Wish Foundation visit the website at twilightwish.org.

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September 16, 2007

Aging With Grace to be Featured on "Coping with Caregiving"

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Hatboro, PA - Patricia Grace will be interviewed by Jacqueline Marcell on Saturday, November 10 on the world-renowned program "Coping with Caregiving."

Patricia Grace is the founder and CEO of Aging with Grace — the nationally recognized solution to eldercare stress in the workplace.  Patricia and Jacqueline will discuss how advances in medicine and technology allow people to live longer, resulting in the need for individuals active in the workforce to manage their loved ones' eldercare needs. Patricia will be providing helpful techniques on how to recognize and handle caregiver stress as well as the support provided through Aging with Grace.

Aging with Grace is a leading force for providing assistance in lowering employee healthcare costs, reducing absenteeism and boosting productivity for employers.  Aging with Grace is the provider of geriatric care management services for the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters and the Philadelphia Council of the AFL-CIO.

Jacqueline Marcell can be heard worldwide on her radio show Coping with Caregiving. She is the author of the best selling book Elder Rage and has been featured in the book of the month club.

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July 27, 2007

Aging with Grace Founder to Address Labor Leadership in Atlantic City

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Philadelphia, PA — Patricia Grace, founder of Aging with Grace, will be a featured speaker at the upcoming Teamster's Joint Council 53 Annual Leadership Conference in Atlantic City, NJ. More than 250 attendees from PA/NJ/DE will participate in the interactive workshop developed by Ms. Grace to address the effects of  caregiver stress in the workplace.

Aging with Grace is a Philadelphia-based company that provides professional geriatric care management services in several states across the country.  Ms. Grace is a Certified Senior Advisor, National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers Member, Case Management Society of America Member, American Society on Aging Member, repeat guest on Retirement Living television, and an expert with 16 years of experience in the elder care industry.

Ms. Grace will present "Caregiver Stress in the Workplace," a discussion of the impact of caregiving on families and on labor unions', health and welfare funds, the maze of elder care options, and practical solutions for those with aging relatives. Elder care giving is becoming one of the most important family issues in the workplace. The emotional and financial costs quickly mount as an estimated 21% of all US households provide care for an adult family member. "Council leadership recognizes that caring for aging parents and loved ones will become more problematic for our members as life expectancy continues to grow," said William Hamilton Jr., President, Teamster's Joint Council #53.

The vision of Aging with Grace is to create a win-win situation for workers who are caring for an elderly relative and the businesses that employ them. AWG is developing relationships with labor unions, benefits managers, and businesses to offer solutions to this growing problem. This is accomplished by offering education, professional assessment of needs, recommendations about the need for services or placement, guidance during implementation of recommendations, and referrals to needed resources.

AWG produces results for caregivers: minimizing stress and providing customized solutions; and businesses benefit by lowering employee healthcare costs, reducing absenteeism and boosting productivity.

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July 2, 2007

National Teamster Women Select Montgomery County Business Owner to Address Conference

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Philadelphia, PA — Patricia Grace, founder and CEO of Aging with Grace, has been  selected as a featured speaker for the National Conference of Teamster Women.  More than 700 women from all aspects of the union are expected to attend the conference in September in Houston, Texas. 

Aging with Grace is a Philadelphia-based company that provides professional geriatric care management services in several states across the country.  Ms. Grace is a Certified Senior Advisor, National Association of Professional Geriatric Care Managers Member, Case Management Society of America Member, American Society on Aging Member, repeat guest on Retirement Living television, and an expert with 16 years of experience in the eldercare industry.

Ms. Grace will present "Solutions for the Working Elder-Caregiver," a discussion of the impact of caregiving on families and on businesses, the maze of elder care options, and practical solutions for those with aging relatives. Elder care giving is fast becoming one of the most important family issues in the workplace. The emotional and financial costs quickly mount as an estimated 21% of all U.S. households provide care for an adult family member. 

The vision of Aging with Grace is to create a win-win situation for workers who are caring for an elderly relative and the businesses that employ them. AWG is developing relationships with labor unions, benefits managers, and businesses to offer solutions to this growing problem. This is accomplished by offering education, professional assessment of needs, recommendations about the need for services or placement, guidance during implementation of recommendations, and referrals to needed resources.

AWG produces results for caregivers: minimizing stress and providing customized solutions; and businesses benefit by lowering employee healthcare costs, reducing absenteeism and boosting productivity.

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October 2, 2006

Aging with Grace Partners with Philadelphia AFL-CIO

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Montgomery County, PA — A leading provider of geriatric care management services, Aging with Grace has been named exclusive partner for geriatric care management services with the Philadelphia AFL-CIO.

Recognizing the impact that aging issues have on its union members, the Philadelphia AFL-CIO, under the leadership of Patrick Eiding, has reached out to Aging with Grace for solutions to caregiver stress and other geriatric care management issues.

Aging with Grace has established itself as an expert resource for companies looking to reduce employee stress through education on eldercare issues. The company has become a part of the solution to lowering employee healthcare costs, reducing absenteeism and boosting productivity

Founded by Patricia Grace, Aging with Grace educates individuals about eldercare issues, facilitates placement and coordinates services.  It provides families with one-stop shopping for assessment, care coordination, referrals, placement, and liaison services.

Aging with Grace can bring a free in-service to the workplace to educate employees on the VA Aid and Attendance Benefit.  Businesses and unions can also contact Aging with Grace and request their free PowerPoint program, "Navigating the Senior Maze," which addresses employee questions concerning senior housing options and costs and Medicare and Medicaid issues.

Aging with Grace is the provider of geriatric care management services for the Pennsylvania Conference of Teamsters which represent about one million members, including Philadelphia School District's principals, assistant principals and administrators.

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