What we're about
Are you informally taking care of an older adult: a spouse, parent, sibling, friend or neighbor? Whether you help out full-time or just a few hours a week, caregiving is hard work and can be a strain on your emotional, psychological, financial, and physical well-being. Maybe you work at the same time, or have a family of your own to take care of, too. Maybe you’re just too exhausted to keep on top of it all. This monthly meet-up group is for informal (non-professional) caregivers of older adults. It is a space to share your experiences and learn from other caregivers who are in a similar position.
The group will be organized and facilitated by Sarina Issenberg, a Licensed Social Worker and counselor with CARES, a caregiver support program at Lutheran Settlement House. Additional times, locations, and events can be arranged. Please call or email with any questions!
Why Support Groups?
Check out this article by the Mayo Clinic (http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/stress-management/in-depth/support-groups/art-20044655/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=alzheimers-caregiving) to learn more about the benefits of support groups for caregivers