GREENVILLE — Nikki Nealeigh, community services representative with the Village Green Health Campus, will be the guest speaker at the Public Employee Retirees, Inc. (PERI) Luncheon meeting on Monday, Feb. 6 at the VFW on Ohio Street in Greenville.
The meeting begins at 11:30 a.m. and is open to anyone who has retired under the Ohio Public Employees Retirement System — better known as OPERS.
Non-members of PERI must have their reservations into Vivian Nieport, attendance and contact chairman, by calling 548-3961 no later than Wednesday, Feb. 1. The PERI calling committee will contact all PERI members.
Although Nealeigh holds a master’s degree in sociology from the University of Cincinnati, her credentials do not end with her academic background. Not only was she the original director of Main Street Greenville, but she was also responsible for opening the Kitchen Aid Experience, which has become a popular tourist attraction that continues to draw visitors from near and far.
Currently, in her new position with the Village Green, she has the opportunity to take her skills to a new level. Planning to describe the different types of long-term care that are available to people as they age, she said she will also explain the differences in independent living, assisted living and a nursing home/health campus.
More importantly, she said that she will describe the various ways to pay for long-term care which can help mitigate the financial hardships that many family caregivers face as they struggle to provide for their loved ones. She hopes to help lighten their burden by informing them of financial assistance programs that they might not know are available to them.
Nealeigh lives in Greenville with her husband, Dustin, and two sons, Max, 17 and Hayden, 13.