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A BETTER CAREGIVING EXPERIENCE | 8-Week Caregiver Workshop on Zoom, Mondays at 1:00 PM starting Jan. 25, 2021

January 25 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

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While caregiving can be extremely rewarding, it can also be overwhelmingly challenging. It is not often a job you have signed up for or trained for, but it is a role that you may find yourself in. Lauren Barretta, assistant director of the Concord COA who will lead the workshop, adds: “You hear everyone talking about self-care but not many people really know what that means in a practical sense. Even those that do understand, have a very hard time practicing it if they are also in the role of a caregiver. “
This 8-week course is designed to introduce and explore some of the skills and tools needed for a better caregiving experience. Whether you are caring for a partner or parent, handling the stress, emotional burden and practical logistics of the role can be similar.
Effective communication, setting health boundaries, and self-care skills are all a part of caring for yourself as you care for someone else. Barretta adds: “When they say ‘it takes a village’ that applies to caring for adults as much as it does caring for our children.”
This workshop is created for non-professional caregivers serving in a family caregiving role. Please call the Concord COA to register for this workshop at 978-318-3020 and to receive your Zoom invitation. For other questions contact Lauren Barretta at 978-318-3111 or lbarretta@concordma.gov

Details

Date:
January 25
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Organizer

Concord Council on Aging
Phone:
978-318-3020
Website:
Town of Concord Council on Aging

Venue

Concord, MA 01742 United States + Google Map