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Caregivers series offered free-of-charge

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Caregivers series offered free-of-charge

The El Dorado County Health and Human Services Agency invites seniors, family caregivers or persons planning to care for a loved one to attend the "2015 Spring Caregiver Series". This series of five classes are designed to provide professional knowledge on aging related topics. The classes are offered free-of-charge on April 13, 20, 27; May 4 and 11. Classes will be held at Lake Tahoe Resort Hotel 4130 South Lake Tahoe Blvd. (Highway 50) in South Lake Tahoe. Classes are held from 1 to 3 p.m.

The following topics will be discussed: April 13: Legal rights and responsibilities of caregiving; April 20: Barton Skilled Nursing Facility and continuum of care; April 27: Caring for the caregiver: a message of help and hope; May 4: The "Here and Now;" May 11: Maximize your golden years.

All classes and materials are offered free-of-charge. Donations are gratefully accepted. Free in-home respite is available to qualified caregivers. Pre-authorization is required for respite services. For more information email the Family Caregiver Support Program at tammy.bragg@edcgov.us or call (530) 621-6151 or 800-510-2020.

Republican womens club to hold luncheon

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The South Lake Tahoe Republican Women Federated held its first luncheon at The Cantina with 21 people in attendance. The Cantina supplied the group with picks from the menu with tea, coffee or soda. The tax and gratuity were included for $15. Anyone not wishing to eat could come to listen for a $5 cover charge and have coffee, tea or soda. The speaker Allison Olson, legislative advocate, has a degree in political science from University of California, Davis. She was the deputy finance director for McClintock for Congress campaign and interned with Wilson-Miller Communications in Sacramento tracking legislation for clients of that firm. She was also a fellow with the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, as well as studying in Israel and Washington, D.C. with counter-terror experts. She spoke about California and engaged in a question-and-answer session. The next luncheon takes place on Tuesday at The Cantina in South Lake Tahoe from 11:30 a.m to 1 p.m.

Judge Steven Bailey of El Dorado County Superior Court, Dept. 4, will speak about the effects of Proposition 47 and realignment.

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