The Faith Health Alliance North (FHAN) sponsors a free annual workshop addressing issues of health and aging. This year’s gathering focuses on the caregiver.
It will be held on Oct. 16, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m., at Vista De La Montana United Methodist Church, 3001 E. Miravista Ln, in Catalina. Registration begins at 12:30 p.m.
Caregiving can be challenging, demanding, and unrelenting, but for the right person with the proper support system, it can also be a rewarding experience.
Caregiving roles take on countless shapes and forms. They assist older adults, the ill, disabled friends, and family members. Caregivers help every day in small and big tasks, handling daily activities, such as bathing, managing medications, or preparing meals.
While some people with disabilities and older adults receive care from paid professional caregivers, most family caregivers providing intensive levels of care for a loved one do not get consistent help from family and friends.
Perhaps the best way to know what you can expect as a family caregiver is to talk to other caregivers who have been through the experience as they share their collective wisdom of what has worked for them and what has not.
The workshop offers an opportunity to listen as other caregivers share their stories. There will be an opportunity to learn about community resources available so you can find the support you need as a caregiver.
Register by contacting FHAN
at 928-351-7545 or FHANworkshops@gmail.com.