Caregiver resource event to be held Nov. 15 in Stevens Point
STEVENS POINT, Wis. (WSAW) - People who provide care for adult relatives or children with special needs are encouraged to attend the Caregiver Roadmap Resource Event.
It will be held Tuesday, Nov. 15 at the Aging & Disability Resource Center. It’s located at 1519 Water St. in Stevens Point.
The event includes several presentations aimed at the challenges family caregivers face daily. It will also address the ‘what’s next?’ on a caregiver’s journey.
“We have the Caregiver Roadmap panel. And understanding stress. Obviously, caregivers don’t know what stress can be or can look like. And then our keynote is the grief of what caregivers go through during the day. You know, day to day, they’re losing their loved one in front of them. And they don’t identify that as grief, explained Dementia Care Specialist Carley Prochaska of the ADRC of Portage County.
This event is free of charge and lunch will be included. Registrations are required for this event. Some sessions during this event are available to be attended virtually as well. Massages will be offered over the lunch hour but spots are limited.
“A lot of people don’t acknowledge themselves as caregivers, but we really want people to know that if they’re involved supporting another family member, adult, a friend and neighbor, they really should consider attending this so they can learn more about the options available to help them on that journey,” said Dementia Care Specialist Scott Seeger of the ADRC of Central Wisconsin.
RSVP by contacting Carley Prochaska, Dementia Care Specialist, at the Aging & Disability Resource Center at 715-346-1401 or by email, firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are hesitant to register because you’re unable to leave the person you’re caring for alone, give the ADRC a call to hear potential options.
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