The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on January 19, 1986 · Page 25
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 25

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, January 19, 1986
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Milestones Workers give time to care of elderly Mr. and Mrs. James E. Cox Sr. 50 YEARS AGO — Mr. and Mrs. James E. Cox Sr., 1123 N. 12th. Golden event to honor Coxes The 50th wedding anniversary of Mr. and Mrs. James E. Cox Sr., 1123 N. 12th, will be celebrated during a 2 to 4 p.m. open house Jan. 26 in Sherwood Hall of the Grand Avenue United Methodist Church. Hosts will be their sons, Don of Sedgwick, Jim Jr. of Rt. 2, Salina, and Bill of Aurora, Colo., and their wives. The 13 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren will assist. ;• Cox and the former Lola C. Veatch were married Jan. 25,1936, in Salina. They resided in Salina for 32 years during which time he worked three years at Weber Flour Mill and 29 years at Shellabarger International Multifoods Flour Mill. He then was transferred to Kansas City, Mo. in 1968 and to New Prague, Minn., in 1973 where Mrs. Cox was a nursing assistant at the Mala Strana Nursing Home. He retired in 1978 after 40 years with Shellabarger, and the couple returned to Salina. Friends and relatives are invited. The couple request no gifts. Fenders to celebrate Babies named ruby anniversary '•. The 40th wedding anniversary of Wayne and Eleanor Fender, 816 McAdams Road, will be observed with a 1 to 3 p.m. open house Jan. 26 at the Salina Country Club. • Hosts will be their daughter, Mrs. Michael (Martha) Rogers and her husband of 910 Roach, and Mr. and Mrs. Sheldon Burr, 624 Upper Mill Heights Drive. " There is one grandchild. • Fender and the former Eleanor Beineke were married Jan. 20,1946 in .Salina. He retired from Salina Concrete Products after 27 years. ! Friends and relatives are invited. The couple request no gifts. Amy Englund marks 80th birthday ; LINDSBORG — Amy Englund will be honored on her 80th birthday with an open house from 2 to 5 p.m. Jan. 26 at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Erwin (Yvonne) Blomberg, 230 N. Cedar. Mrs. Englund was born in Kyrkhult, Sweden, Jan. 24,1906, and came to the United States when she was 9. She has since lived in the Lindsborg area. She married Howard Englund. Hosts besides the Blombergs will be two other daughters, Ardis Poison of Cherokee, Ala., and Mrs. Edward (Arline) Major and her husband of Overland Park. Assisting will be eight grandchildren and 13 great- grandchildren. The honoree requests no gifts. A son, Nathan Paul, was born Jan. 8 to Barry and Margaret Lorson of Emporia. The father is formerly of Hope. Grandparents are Nathan and Virleen Bailey of Ramona and Paul and Theresa Lorson of rural Hope. Great-grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. C.E. Barrett of Hope. * * * A son, Blake Edward, was born Jan. 9 to Mr. and Mrs. David W. Brewer, rural Concordia. Grandparents are Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Koch of Clyde and the late Mr. and Mrs. Harry "Pete" Brewer. Milestones Anniversaries are published in the Sunday edition. The deadline is noon Thursday. Forms are available at The Journal office, 333 S. Fourth, detailing all information the staff needs to write the announcement. Pictures (of couples married 50 years or more) should be 3- by 5- inch black and white glossy prints. Snapshots will not be accepted. Photographs can be returned in self-addressed, stamped envelopes or held at The Journal office for pickup. Back pain expensive BARTLESVILLE, Okla. (AP) Lower back pain afflicts more than 75 million people nationwide. It accounts for more than $1 billion worth of lost output by workers annually and each year costs more than $250 million in workmen's compensation payments. By The New York Times NEW YORK — New research on the family responsibilities of workers shows an unexpectedly high percentage of full-time office employees spend significant amounts of time caring for elderly relatives and friends. The study, believed to be the first comprehensive look at full-time employees at a large corporation who spend time caring for the elderly, offers new insights into the stresses involved in juggling such duties while still fulfilling work and household responsibilities. The research focused on 739 of 10,000 employees at the Travelers Corp. in Hartford, Conn., the insurance and financial-services company with $40.9 billion in assets. Following are some of the findings: • Twenty-eight percent of the employees studied, aU over the age of 30, said they spent an average of 10.2 hours a week caring for elderly relatives and friends 55 years old and over. Eight percent devoted 35 hours a week to such care, the equivalent of an average workweek. Some full- time employees spent as much as 80 hours a week. • Eighty percent of those studied said caring for the elderly had interfered with other family responsibilities and with their social and - emotional needs. Thirty percent had not had a vacation from care-giving duties for more than a year. • Care-givers had been providing aid for an average of 5.5 years. Forty-two percent of them had daily contact with their elderly relatives and another 35 percent had contact several times a week. • The care-givers were predominantly women. Only 29 percent of men in the study said they were the primary provider of care for an elderly person. Many men relied more heavily on their spouses and on outside assistance than did the women. • Forty-six percent of those cared for were mothers, 19 percent fathers, 9 percent were friends and the rest were other relatives. • The average age of those receiving care was 77.2 years and 69 percent of them were women. The majority of those receiving care, 62 percent,' were living relatively independently in their own homes or apartments. "I was surprised the percentage of people providing care was so high and surprised at the sheer amount of hours spent in care-giving," said Dr. Glenn T. Ball, director of personnel research at the Travelers Corp. He conducted the study with a colleague, Barbara Greenberg, an administrator with a master's degree in social work who supervises the company's national and community- affairs programs. Ball said since the study focused only on the corporation's employees, the findings could not be said to be representative of the general population. However, the results were consistent with those of previous studies demonstrating the central role of families in caring for the elderly. For example, research in the 1970s by Dr. Ethel Shanas, professor emeritus of sociology at the University of Illinois, has indicated that 83 percent of the women age 80 and older live with their children, or within 10 minutes from them; for men over 80, the figure was 66 percent. In the Travelers research, an unexpected finding was the relative youth of many care-givers. "We didn't expect there would be such a high number of people between age 30 and 40 caring for older relatives," Greenberg said. The study found 31 percent of care-givers were in the 30-to-40 age group. "The fact so many employees are helping their elderly family members and friends is a very positive finding," said Harold E. Johnson, senior vice president of personnel and administration at Travelers. "At the same time, it shows these employees may have need for information or support. Community service organizations and other corporations may not be aware this is such a large issue and we hope to get them thinking more about it." The research, which was conducted during the previous six months, was based on a random sample of 1,412 of the 7,000 workers over the age of 30 working in the company's Hartford office. Ultimately, 52 percent of these employees participated, 43 percent of whom were men and 57 percent women. All were promised anonymity. Those studied came from all employment levels, ranging from senior management personnel to those working in the mailroom. "We wanted to know if there were significant numbers of employees giving care," Greenberg said. "What kind of care it was, what problems it might be causing and whether there was anything Travelers could do to help." The research was designed with the assistance of Connecticut Community Care Inc., a non-profit, statewide organization that gives advice on managing care for the elderly. The study found 52 percent of those giving care were adults between the ages of 41 and 55, many of whom were attempting to satisfy the needs not only of elderly parents but also those of their own children. In the most severe cases, "people were physically and emotionally exhausted from the time and activity involved," Greenberg said. Those giving care provided a variety of services to the elderly, most frequently offering companionship and transportation. More than half of those studied also performed household tasks such as cooking, cleaning and laundering, and 44 percent managed the elderly person's finances. Thirty percent provided direct financial support. Jewellers Serving Salina For Over 50 Years. 5 DAY • DIAMONDS All Diamond Jewelry including wedding & engagement rings RINGS CHINA Selected group of Ladies' & Men's rings A selected group of Noritake & Lenox 20% OFF 50% OFF Now 50% OFF • ALL WATCHES In Stock 20% OFF • JEWELRY Pins, Earrings, Pendants, Lockets, Crosses 20% OFF • SILVER A Selected group of Sterling Silver Flatware (In stock) odds &ends Reg. $135.00 *30°° Each Place Setting Pieces R, g . 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