Take Care: Caregiving is hard work
November is National Family Caregiver Month. Health Ministry invites family caregivers to a special evening by a witty, insightful, thought-provoking and delightful presenter, Lynda Markut, Education and Family Support Coordinator for the Alzheimer’s Association of SE Wisconsin.
This presentation helps caregivers (not just those caring for someone with dementia) understand what makes caring hard work, what caregiving can do to us as well as what it does for us. Information is offered on stress to help caregivers acknowledge the stress of caring. Through stories and personal examples, caregivers will start to identify if they are caring too much, losing sight of themselves, and are only focusing on a disease process as opposed to focusing on living. This session helps participants gain perspective to take steps to care for themselves as they care for their family member.
Lynda will not be doing a presentation on dementia, but will include information on why caring for someone with dementia is more challenging than caring for someone with other chronic conditions.
Join us on Monday, November 13th, 5:30 – 7:30 PM, in the rectory living room. To celebrate you, the family caregiver, and to give you a break, a light supper will be served. The session is open and free of charge.
Please RSVP by calling the parish office by Thursday, November 9th: 414-453-3875.
*Parking: Street parking or east church parking lot, Enter building off Wauwatosa Ave. and follow the signs.
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