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August 24, 2012

Navigating the wealth of Catawba County’s healthcare services can be a challenge for the county’s senior citizens.

Adult Life Programs Executive Director Mark Bumgarner often witnesses first-hand the challenges faced by members of an aging population group that grew by about 60 percent during the past decade.

“Relating it to our experience at Adult Life Programs, we have been around since 1983, and we still have people who have no idea who we are or what we do,” he said. “They are unaware of the services in the area, so they don’t utilize them.”

To read more of this story, pick up the weekend print edition of Catawba County's community newspaper, The Observer News Enterprise, at newsstands throughout the county.
 

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