Additional emotional and physical stress that holidays often load onto current or former family caregivers is addressed at an upcoming free, online workshop: Dealing with Stress & Grief: Caregiving through the Holidays, 10:00-11:00am on Monday, Dec. 5. Advance registration is required in order to receive the Zoom link. Please call 937-341-3020 or email email@example.com. The earlier the better, but registrations can be accepted up to one hour before the workshop.
This interactive discussion is led by Bonnie Orlins, LISW-S ACHP-SW, a Bereavement Counseling Professional in Pathways of Hope at Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. All attendees are eligible to receive a free copy of the resource book, Powerful Tools for Caregivers, mailed to their homes after the workshop. More information about this workshop is available on our website: Caregiver Workshops – Area Agency on Aging (info4seniors.org)
For additional caregiver resources, the Agency on Aging also offers DaytonAreaCaregivers.com on the Trualta platform – a vital and innovative program providing free online resources to help families manage care at home for their aging loved ones. This resource provides education, planning tools, tips and more to help caregivers build confidence, reduce stress, prevent burnout, and learn skills to take better care of both their loved ones and themselves. The program is easy to use with a computer, tablet or smartphone, and conveniently available 24/7 with lessons ranging from 5 minutes to 2 hours, making it easy to fit in caregiver education to help caregivers be and do their best.
While National Family Caregiver Month is coming to a close, daily caregiving support and resources are available year-round. Try the Agency’s workshops and DaytonAreaCaregivers.com for resources and information.