Back to Basics/Caregiving 101
Carla Washnock, Patient Coordinator and Melissa Karrer, Program Developer from Kentucky Cancer Link will be with us to talk about the basics of caregiving. The most difficult thing to deal with as an adult child is to care for an aging or sick parent or loved one. Are you starting out in the role of caregiver and realizing the immensity of the caregiving tasks ahead? Or are you a long time caregiver and feeling the effects of your caregiving efforts? Either way consider this - stepping back to the basics. Every once in a while we have to stop, re-group and go back to the beginning. It can help! A fresh look at the basics can give you a fresh look at caregiving.
Caregiver Support Group
What You Need to Know:
The Caregiver Support Group meets the third Wednesday each month, from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. in the Kentucky American Water Room of the W.T. Young Library.
What is the Caregiver Support Group?
This is a support group for UK employees who are taking care of parents, in-laws, and other adults in their family. The group provides a supportive atmosphere for caregivers, provides an opportunity for members to help each other through sharing of information and stories, and is a way to learn about resources and other information that pertains to a specific problem or issue. For more information, contact Terri Weber, Elder Care Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 859-323-4600.
Caregivers are also encourged to join us each Tuesday afternoon from 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the UK Arboretum for Get Moving - A Walking Group for Caregivers.