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Elder Care Author Doctor Marion Launches Second National Tour to Raise Awareness About Aging & Elder Care Issues in America
Date:9/24/2007

67-Year-Old Great-Grandmother & Geriatric Care Manager Marion Somers, PhD Will Visit 15 Cities in a Greyhound Bus to Meet with Local Communities and

Politicians

NEW YORK, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leading elder care expert Doctor Marion(R) (http://www.doctormarion.com), author of "Elder Care Made Easier," today kicked off her second national bus tour this year to raise awareness and offer advice for the elder care issues currently facing Baby Boomers and other caregivers across the country. Doctor Marion is a 67-year-old great-grandmother with over 35 years of experience as a geriatric care manager and elder care expert. Today, she will climb aboard her converted 1966 Greyhound bus in New York City, and go on to visit 15 cities in the southern U.S. over a seven-week period. The tour will end in Albuquerque, NM in November. Sponsors include BoomerTowne.com, Jitterbug, QuietCare(C), and RetirementHomes.com.

Doctor Marion's goal is to raise awareness about elder care and caregiving resources, and to offer practical tips and insight to the millions of Americans caring for aging parents and loved ones. Her previous tour took her from Los Angeles, CA to Washington, DC this past summer, where she met with residents, community leaders, political officials, and corporate organizations to discuss the "elder care tsunami" we are facing. This upcoming tour includes one-on-one meetings, public talks, and media interviews about the topic in the following cities: Baltimore, MD; Washington, D.C.; Richmond, VA; Raleigh, NC; Atlanta, GA; Sarasota, FL; Tampa, FL; Tallahassee, FL; Mobile, AL; New Orleans, LA; Houston, TX; San Antonio, TX; Dallas, TX; Santa Fe, NM; and Albuquerque, NM.

Along the tour, Doctor Marion is also launching a nationwide poll about the state of elder care in America to discover the most pressing elder care issues caregivers face today. This is a critical concern heading into an election year. The results from each city will be made available on Doctor Marion's blog and web site.

To invite Doctor Marion for a speaking opportunity or media interview, please contact Jesson Burnam at 609-279-0050 x104 or jesson@resoundmarketing.com.

About Doctor Marion

Doctor Marion is the friendly face of elder care. She makes it easier for millions of Baby Boomers and other caregivers to care for aging parents and loved ones, while balancing their own health, aging, retirement, family, and career concerns. A nationally recognized elder care expert and author, and former director of Hunter College's Brookdale Center on Aging, Doctor Marion is a frequent speaker on elder care topics, trends, and solutions. Her book, "Elder Care Made Easier: Doctor Marion's 10 Steps to Help You Care for an Aging Loved One," and web site, http://www.doctormarion.com, and taps into more than three decades of experience as a counselor, professor, lecturer, and geriatric care manager.

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