Griffin Hospital’s Healthy U program and The Valley Senior Services Council will host a series of four talks on caregiving this spring.
The series will focus on caregivers for seniors - especially those of “the sandwich generation,” who are caring for a senior loved one while still managing work and care of their children – but will share information and resources that are beneficial to anyone caring for another person.
A light dinner sponsored by Valley Senior Services Council (VSSC) and their Valley United Way Special Needs Grant and Griffin Hospital Lifeline will be provided at 4:30 p.m. before each talk. There will be free raffles and VSSC members representing various area homecare and senior living services will be available to share resources and to speak individually with attendees. Participants are invited to bring their loved one whom they provide care.
The series starts with “Care for the Caregiver” on Thurs., March 23 at 5:30 p.m. Dr. Beverley Kidder, DSW, director of Agency on Aging of South Central Connecticut and author of “ The Gift of Caregiving,” will share her caregiving experience and tips for dealing with the stress of caregiving. Laura Murphy, L.M.T., R.T(T), Planetree Services supervisor at Griffin Hospital, will discuss and demonstrate the therapeutic benefits of complementary healing methods including guided imagery, meditation, and aromatherapy. Information on area caregiver support resources will also be available.