Are you a family caregiver? If you are providing care and support for a family member or friend who is disabled, chronically ill, frail or elderly, you are a caregiver.
Caregiving for a loved one can be a rewarding experience, but it can also be a source of stress, frustration, and exhaustion. The unending responsibilities and lack of rest can affect the health of the caregiver. It is important for caregivers to learn how to care for themselves and get the support they need early in the “caregiving journey.”
The South Delta Caregivers’ Network is offering a six-week education series and support group twice a year plus a monthly drop-in. The series will be held at KinVillage weekly on Wednesdays beginning April 5. There is a one-time fee of $20. Attendees must be members of KinVillage and, if not already a member, a membership can be purchased at the front office for $30.
The topics discussed include caregiver stress, communication techniques, difficult behaviours, role and lifestyle changes, accessing community resources and financial and legal issues. The support group offers camaraderie, social contact, information and emotional support with other people who understand what it is like to be a caregiver.
To register call Sylvia at 604-943-7596, or Liz at 604-943-3886.