By Jenny Loktu 

The South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging, along with NAMI, will present an educational seminar called “Hospice Means HELP for You and Your Family.” It will present information about LifePath Hospice’s Stabilization Care Program, which helps patients with chronic illness avoid hospital readmissions. The seminar will be held on Tuesday, September 20 at 2 p.m. at the Sun City Center Chamber of Commerce located at 1651 Sun City Center Blvd.

The program is free and refreshments will be served; no reservation is required. Call Jenny Loktu with questions at 784-0235.

The presenter is Cindy Young RN BSN MA, regional director of LifePath Hospice with 40 years of experience in nursing management. Young has been with LifePath Hospice for nine years while holding the position of RN case manager and clinical manager. She is presently regional director of the South Business Unit.

“I would highly recommend to any family, the Stabilization Care that Hospice has to offer. The piece of mind that families have knowing their loved one will have the care and attention they need to help with their recovery and their transition back home is invaluable. I have witnessed this first hand, it is a blessing,” said Charlotte Clark.

Debbie Caneen NAMI is the National Alliance on Mental Illness, the largest grassroots mental health organization dedicated to building better lives for the millions of Americans affected by mental illness. NAMI advocates for access to services, treatment, support and research, and is steadfast in its commitment to raise awareness and build a community for hope for all of those in need. The mission of the South Shore Coalition on Mental Health and Aging is to promote healthy aging and facilitate optimum mental health through developing affiliations with our community partners, providing education, support and outreach to South Shore residents and providing direct services. The coalition holds many support groups in the SouthShore area throughout each month, a list of which is on the website. The site also contains a list of mental health services that are available in Hillsborough County and the SouthShore area, specifically. The coalition is continually seeking members, volunteers and donations, all of which can be accessed through or by calling 419-4902.

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