(08/10/2001)
Submitted by Brenda McBride, CCCOA

Care 4 You is a new program sponsored by the Calhoun County Committee on Aging (CCCOA) to assist, inform and support the family caregivers in our community. The National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP) that funds this program is provided thru the Older Americans Act (OAA).

Are you a caregiver? If you provide care to a dependent family member or loved one, who may be physically disabled, medically ill, or mentally incapacitated, you are a caregiver.

Being a caregiver is an awesome responsibility. Mental/Physical stress and financial difficulties is just a couple of the problems that caregivers encounter. Even if you offer caregiver services part-time, you may need assistance/information about proper care for your dependant. The Care 4 You program is for you.

Care 4 You will cover topics of importance including: Health Care, Living Options, Financial/Legal matters, Hospital and Nursing Home Care, Planning for the future. We will also discuss the demands on the caregiver, how to manage stress and provide resources available to caregivers and their families.

RESPITE care will be available at every seminar if needed. If you need to bring your dependent with you, the CCCOA RESPITE care provider will provide care. Your dependent will be nearby so you can enjoy the seminar.

Care 4 You seminars will be held at the CCCOA Resource Room located on the 1st floor. The CCCOA caregiver staff sponsors Care 4 You. Each participant will receive a manual and beneficial information.

Care 4 You Seminars will begin on AUGUST 14TH and be held on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month from 1-3 P.M.

The first Care 4 You Seminar "Through their Eyes", will look at the changes in our lives from the viewpoint of the dependant.

Care 4 You is made possible thru support from the WV Bureau of Senior Services (B.O.S.S.) and the Northwestern Area Agency on Aging (NWAAA).

PLEASE CALL THE CCCOA TO REGISTER FOR THE "CARE 4 YOU" SEMINARS AT 354-7017 354-7822 or 354-7002.


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