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Caregiver Challenges To Be Addressed by Author at Saratoga Senior Center June 24

Bob Semenza, author of “Times With Marie and Parkinson’s,” will be at the Saratoga Senior Center at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 24.  Bob Semenza, author of “Times With Marie and Parkinson’s,” will be at the Saratoga Senior Center at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 24.

SARATOGA SPRINGS —  According to the U.S. Census bureau, by 2034 there will be more Americans past retirement age than there are children under the age of 5. America is aging, becoming a nation of caregivers, one that requires a new system of support. 

Caregiving is hard, relentlessly demanding work, but through acceptance, commitment, and love, it can be a rewarding experience - as it was for Bob Semenza, whose wife, Marie, suffered from Parkinson’s disease, which he wrote about in his book, “Times With Marie and Parkinson’s: a caregiver’s fulfilling journey of love and commitment, loss, renewal.” 

Their story is also included in the new book, “When You Care: The Unexpected Magic of Caring for Others,” written by journalist Elissa Strauss and recently published by Simon & Schuster. 

Semenza will conduct a reading of a section of his book at the Saratoga Senior Center at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 24, followed by a discussion of his personal caregiver journey, and the challenging issues which so many in a similar role will be, or presently are, facing. Copies of his autographed book will be available for purchase at the event.

The Saratoga Senior Center is located at 290 West Ave., Saratoga Springs. Phone: 518-584-1621. 

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