Whether you take your loved one to doctor appointments, pick up their prescriptions, help with their grocery shopping and pay their bills, this event is for you to help you find solutions to reduce the stress that often accompanies your caregiving role. This is a chance for you to find the help and resources you need as a caregiver. Many people may not realize the important role that those who care for family members, or friends, play in our communities. Not only do caregivers contribute to the health and well-being of their loved ones, but the ones needing care are able to stay in their own homes where they consistently say they truly prefer to be. It is because of the stresses and strains on the financial, emotional and physical well-being of caregivers that the Area Office on Aging has the Family Caregiver Support Program to give family caregivers a temporary break from their caregiving duties so they do not prematurely have to stop giving the care they provide. We realize that many of you take on the duties of a caregiver because you view it as a privilege and an honor to care for your parents, spouse or other loved one; but we also know that it is often a tiring and difficult situation.
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