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Caregivers of Older Adults Support Group
This meetup group offers support for unpaid caregivers of older adults. Whatever your reasons and circumstances are, there's no getting around it: caregiving can be both rewarding and stressful. Still, you don't have to be overwhelmed by your responsibilities. Learning to manage stress and take care of yourself is part of being a good caregiver. Our meetup is a space for caregivers of older adults to share their experiences, exchange information, and develop strategies for reducing caregiver burnout. The group is facilitated by Sarina Issenberg, a Licensed Social Worker with the CARES (CAregivers REducing Stress) program at Lutheran Settlement House. Please RSVP by emailing: [masked] -- or -- calling: (215)[masked], x1207 Light dinner and refreshments provided!

WESLEY ENHANCED LIVING AT BURHOLME

7040 Oxford Ave. · Philadelphia, PA

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

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