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Family caregivers education series

Are you caring for, or concerned about, an aging parent, spouse, partner, relative or friend? Help is close at hand for family caregivers or those who anticipate playing that role.

Beginning May 1, the Chilliwack Hospice Society is pleased to present a five-week education series for family caregivers or friends providing care and support to an aging or ill family member or friend. The overall goal of the series is to provide information and assistance to non-professional caregivers who are providing care for family members or friends suffering from a chronic or terminal illness within the confines of their own home.

Colleen Rush, Chilliwack Hospice Society education co-ordinator, and health care professionals from Chilliwack Home Health Nursing, Chilliwack Home Support Services, Geriatric Mental Health, Financial Planning and the Funeral Service Association of BC will be leading the sessions.

These informative two-hour afternoon sessions will provide tips on how to: navigate through the health-care system, cope and manage with stress, caregiver resources and helpful information about how to plan for the future.

 

Course outline

Session One: Navigating the Health Care System

Session Two: Coping with Change & Loss

Session Three: Preventing Caregiver Burnout

Session Four: Finding the Joy in Caregiving

Session Five: Planning for the Future

When: Thursday afternoons for five weeks: May 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29

Time: 2:30-4:30 p.m.

Where: Chilliwack Hospice Society Centre, 45360 Hodgins Ave.

Cost: $45 for 5 sessions

The sessions are informal and aimed at having participants learn together. No preparation is required other than bringing a note pad. Seating is limited and pre-registration is required.

 

• For more information and to register contact: Chilliwack Hospice Society 604-795-4660 or email colleen@chilliwackhospice.org.

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